The charges come as Black Lives Matter protests continue around the country, with calls for justice, defunding the police, and true accountability grow. Brooks was killed after police responded to a call that he was blocking a Wendy’s drive-thru, asleep in his car. After being awoken and failing a breathalyzer, Brooks told police he could walk home. The situation escalated from there as former officer Rolfe attempted to arrest Brooks, ending with Brooks running away after being shocked by a Taser stun gun by police and then grabbing the Taser. Rolfe then shot three times, hitting Brooks twice in the back, a third bullet hitting a car that had children in it. According to Howard, Rolfe knew that the taser Brooks held while running away was inoperable after having been fired twice.
Rolfe was fired last week. According to the DA, Rolfe and Bronsan have until 6pm Thursday to turn themselves in. The Guardian reports that there are accusations that Rolfe, back in 2015, was a part of a police shooting coverup.
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