Atlanta police officer fired, fatally wounding African American
The leadership of the police of the city of Atlanta (us state of Georgia) has fired a police officer who on Friday during the arrest fatally shot African-American Rashard Brooks, told the Guardian referring to the representative of police.
The TV station notes that one police officer involved in the arrest of Brooks, was removed from operational work.
On Saturday in Atlanta the protests began due to the fact that the 27-year-old African American Rashard Brooks died, after the arrest on Friday was shot by police. As reported by the police, the police on Friday evening got a call from the complaints that the car in which slept the man, blocked part of the playgrounds at fast food restaurant Wendy's. They found that Brooks was drunk, and tried to detain him, but he grabbed one of the officers Taser and tried to escape. A police officer shot the man, Brooks died in a hospital after surgery. The chief of police of Atlanta Eric shields after the incident has resigned.
Protesters on Saturday torched cars, smashed Windows and blocked roads. The Atlanta police to disperse protesters with tear gas.
Earlier, the cities of the US, a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. One police officer was charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.