The family of the deceased in Atlanta African Americans called for changes in society
The relatives of the murdered police in Atlanta African-American Rashard Brooks called for changes in society, which would not be allowed to repeat such incidents.
"We are in grief but in anger. When will it stop? We ask not only for justice, we ask for changes," - said on behalf of the family on the air local TV channels niece Brooks Cassidy Evans. At the press conference was attended by a large group of relatives of the deceased.
According to Evans, the family willingly took home Brooks, who was sleeping drunk in the Parking lot of a fast food restaurant. According to her, it would have prevented the incident and the death of her relative.
Her words sounded on the background of the conclusion of the medical examiner, who confirmed that Brooks died from bullet wounds received during the arrest by the police.
Last Saturday in Atlanta 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. The gunman police officer was fired and another officer involved in the arrest, Brooks was suspended from field work.
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 the three of us, and one of them was African-American with a 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.