Clear. 73.9   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Top Stories

Ex-officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks was involved in a 2015 shooting that is still under review

June 23, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Booking photo for former APD officer Garrett Rolfe

The former Atlanta police officer accused of fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks was involved in a 2015 incident where a black man was presumably shot by officers during a car chase and arrest, according to court records and police incident reports obtained by CNN.

(CNN)The former Atlanta police officer accused of fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks was involved in a 2015 incident where a black man was presumably shot by officers during a car chase and arrest, according to court records and police incident reports obtained by CNN.

The officers fired five shots, and the suspect, Jackie Jermaine Harris, was struck once in the back, according to court testimony obtained by CNN.

However, only one of the three police reports provided by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to CNN mention Harris suffering a possible gunshot wound, and none of the reports specify that he was shot by police.

In another, very brief incident report, also filed on August 21, 2015, it is noted that all three officers, including Rolfe, discharged their weapons, and that Harris "received an injury consistent with a gun shot wound to his upper torso. " The report cites the offense as "9PIWD: Police discharging Firearms. " Nowhere does it mention that the officers shot or hit Harris, just that all three discharged their weapons "during the course of an investigation into an occupied felony stolen vehicle involving a firearm. "

During that same hearing, Downs admonished the officers for not including the shooting in the incident report.

GBI Public Affairs Director Nelly Miles confirmed to CNN in an email that they did receive the judge's complaint, but that they began "consistently working APD OIS [Officer-Involved Shooting] cases in 2016," the year following Harris's arrest.

Summarizer is on Google News. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite news platform.

Don't like Google News? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions