Rayshard Brooks didn’t have to be six feet under the ground, right now. It is his own fault that he got shot. You can’t be drunk, violently resist arrest, fight with cops, grab a taser to use as a weapon, and then expect to sleep in your own bed that night. Atlanta cops have resigned

It just doesn’t add up.

Now that Officer Garrett Rolfe was fired by a Mayor’s rush to judgment and has been wrongly charged with murder by a Fulton County prosecutor Paul Howard Jr, who is running for re-election and fighting charges of corruption, some of his peers have decided to call in quits in a show of solidarity.

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D.A. Howard was so desperate for the election bump he would get from the Officer Garrett Rolfe inquisition, he didn’t even wait for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to finish its investigation of Rolfe’s shooting of Brooks. He had his own internal investigator rush to judgment so he would get the result he wanted. It’s no wonder Atlanta officers’ morale was so low, many decided to quit.

From the Star Tribune:

ATLANTA — Atlanta police officers called out sick Thursday to protest the filing of murder charges against an officer who shot a man in the back, while the interim chief acknowledged members of the force feel abandoned amid protests demanding massive changes to policing.

Interim Chief Rodney Bryant told The Associated Press in an interview that the sick calls began Wednesday night and continued Thursday, but said the department has sufficient staff to protect the city. It’s not clear how many officers have called out.

“Some are angry. Some are fearful. Some are confused on what we do in this space. Some may feel abandoned,” Bryant said of the officers. “But we are there to assure them that we will continue to move forward and get through this.”

That’s also known as the “we throw you under the bus but please don’t quit” bonus.

Brooks was 100% at fault, and there is video proof. There’s absolutely no question about it. Even worse during his charging press conference, Fulton County prosecutor Paul Howard Jr told falsehoods. Despite what the prosecutor said, Officer Rolfe’s life was in danger, The video shows Brooks still had his body partially turned toward Office Rolfe and was still pointing the taser at him when Rolfe shot him.

Mr. Howard also lied when he told this whopper:

When we examined the videotape and in our discussions with witnesses, what we discovered is during the two minutes and twelve seconds that Officer Rolfe actually kicked Mr. Brooks while he laid on the ground — while he was there fighting for his life. Secondly from the videotape we were able to see that the other officer, Officer Brosnan, actually stood on Mr. Brooks’s shoulder while he was there struggling for his life.

On Officer Rolfe’s body cam video, one can see the officers administer CPR, and at least one of the cops was heard begging Mr. Brooks to live, “Mr. Brooks keep breathing. Keep breathing for me.”

Two police offers were overcharged by a Prosecutor who is facing a run-off election and is under criminal investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for allegedly taking at least $140,000 in Atlanta taxpayer dollars to supplement his salary through a nonprofit he ran, and allegations of sexual harassment.

Can you blame the Atlanta PD for morale so low that officers feel the need to quit?

Parts of this post were first seen at Flag and Cross

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