Brooks' June 12 death at the hands of officers who were called to the scene because he had fallen asleep in his car further heightened tensions over police brutality and racism in American policing that had been burning since the killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis in late May.
Brooks, 27, was the latest in a long line of African Americans whose fatal encounters with law enforcement have been documented on video.
His funeral, which the family's lawyer said would be paid for by filmmaker Tyler Perry, is scheduled for Tuesday.
Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot, was wrongly terminated, the Atlanta Civil Service Board has ruled. CNN’s Ryan Young reports.
Heavy rain continues for the Gulf Coast as cool, May temperatures spread south. Specifically, Atlanta and the rest of Georgia will begin to see temperatures well below average. CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the forecast.
This video contains graphic content. Four former Minneapolis police officers face federal civil rights charges for their role in the arrest and murder of George Floyd, according to court documents unsealed on Friday, showing the Justice Department's tougher stance in such cases. Freddie Joyner has more
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin asked a judge on Tuesday for a new trial, court records showed, two weeks after he was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. Gloria Tso reports.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chavin’s lawyers have filed a motion for a new trial after he was convicted of second degree unintentional murder, second degree manslaughter, and third degree murder.
With police training programs across the country under intense scrutiny after Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction, one department in California is using several high-profile police killings of Black Americans as it trains the next generation of officers to better anticipate and respond to high-risk encounters. CNN’s Ryan Young reports.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) denied that there is systemic racism in the US claiming “America’s not a racist country,” as President Joe Biden and others urge people to directly confront the issue as the nation grapples with a spate of police killings of Black Americans.
Hundreds of mourners filled a Minneapolis church on Thursday for the funeral of Daunte Wright, a Black man whose shooting by police after a traffic stop has sparked fresh concerns over the way cops treat people of color. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Maharashtra is set to go for a complete lockdown from Wednesday evening with the existing restrictions not bearing any fruit in breaking the chain of transmission of the virus, and announcement is likely; The Serum Institute of India said on Wednesday that it would sell the Covishield vaccine to state govts at Rs 400 per dose and to private hospitals at Rs 600 per dose; Derek Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted Tuesday of murdering African-American George Floyd after a racially charged trial. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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