Atlanta Officer Who Fatally Shot Rayshard Brooks Is Reinstated

The officer, Garrett Rolfe, faces murder and aggravated assault charges, but officials determined that his firing violated his due process rights.

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New Prosecutor Does Not Want Rayshard Brooks Case

Pointing to the conduct of the district attorney she defeated last year, Fani Willis concluded her office should not pursue the case against a former Atlanta officer who killed Mr. Brooks.

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Police Chief Who Resigned After Fatal Shooting Will Lead Louisville Department

Erika Shields, who stepped down after the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, will arrive in a city still gripped by the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor, which led to national cries for accountability.

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‘Year of the Reveal’: Runoffs Follow Pandemic, Protests and a Test of Atlanta’s Promise

The high-stakes Senate contests come after months of tumult and activism in a city often seen as both resolutely Southern and somehow distinct from the rest of the region.

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What We Know About the Death of Rayshard Brooks

Killed by an Atlanta police officer just weeks after George Floyd’s death touched off nationwide protests, Mr. Brooks became a potent symbol.

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Teenage Suspect Identified in Fatal Shooting of 8-Year-Old Girl in Atlanta

The death of Secoriea Turner has roiled Atlanta. A lawyer for the suspect said his client, who plans to turn himself in, witnessed the shooting but did not open fire.

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‘It’s Got to Stop’: Atlanta’s Mayor Decries a Surge of Violence as a Girl Is Killed

Secoriea Turner, 8, was one of several children killed across the country over the holiday weekend. Her death has roiled Atlanta.

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‘Let Freedom Ring’ From Georgia

“The fact I am here means I am descended from people who, even enslaved, did not give up hope.”

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Atlanta Mourns Rayshard Brooks in a Sanctuary Imbued With Civil Rights History

Mr. Brooks, 27, was fatally shot by the police. A pastor said he had fallen victim to a system that does not offer “a real shot at redemption.”

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The Killing of Rayshard Brooks: How a 41-Minute Police Encounter Suddenly Turned Fatal

The Times analyzed witness videos, police footage and official documents to identify the critical moments — and missteps — that led to the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta on June 12.

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After George Floyd, Fresh Scrutiny of Old Cases

In the wake of outrage over Mr. Floyd’s death, several deadly episodes involving the police are receiving renewed attention.

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Police Decisions Are Scrutinized After Rayshard Brooks’s Fatal Encounter

Experts debate the best way of handling a drunken driver, and whether Mr. Brooks was a threat after twice firing a police Taser.

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Live Rayshard Brooks News: Some Atlanta Officers Stay Home

After two officers were charged in the killing of Mr. Brooks, an unusually high number of officers did not show up to work their shifts.

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Rayshard Brooks Case: Former Atlanta Officer Garrett Rolfe Charged With Murder

The charges come after Mr. Brooks was fatally shot during a confrontation outside of a fast-food restaurant. His family said prosecuting the officer was “the only way to heal some of these wounds.”

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The Killing of Rayshard Brooks

“I do not believe that this was a justified use of deadly force,” Atlanta’s mayor said.

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Protests Today: Live Updates

The former Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks had been issued a written reprimand in 2016 for another use of force incident involving the use of a firearm.

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Live Updates and Video of Black Lives Matters Protests Across the US

The former Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks had been issued a written reprimand in 2016 for another use of force incident involving the use of a firearm.

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Mayor Bottoms Tightens Rules on Atlanta Police’s Use of Force

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a series of executive orders after the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, which has stirred protests and pushed the city into a broader reckoning over policing.

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Live Rayshard Brooks Protest Updates and Video

The district attorney has said he will decide by midweek on whether to file criminal charges in the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks.

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George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks Protests: Live Updates

The district attorney has said he will decide by midweek on whether to file criminal charges in the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks.

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Police Killings Prompt Evaluation of Laws Allowing Deadly Force

The deaths of several black people by police in recent weeks have challenged the wide latitude law enforcement officers are given in cases in which an encounter ends with a death.

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Tasers: Are These Police Tools Effective and Are They Dangerous?

The fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta has put a spotlight on a number of officer tactics, including the use of Tasers.

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