(Tea Party PAC) – In a nation where the rubble from the George Floyd protests is still smoking, it appears we may just be headed into round two of complete and total civil unrest.
On Saturday, video began circulating appearing to show a black man being shot by Atlanta police officers in what is likely to be yet another incident sparking national outrage over police killings of black men.
The man in question was shot after stealing an officer’s Taser and attempting to shoot the officer with it.
The graphic video, Just the News reports, shows two officers struggling with the man, attempting to subdue him as he unrelentingly resists.
At one point, he reaches for an officer’s Taser. You can hear the officers yelling “Hands off the Taser!” in the video.
While typically non-lethal, a Taser is a weapon which could have severely incapacitated one of the officers had it been used against him, creating a far more dangerous situation for the public.
After the struggle continues further, the man appears to successfully grab the Taser and begin to run away.
In the footage, the officers appear to shoot the suspect several seconds later.
The video does not show the actual shooting, and it is unclear whether the suspect was fleeing or facing the officers when he was struck.
According to an Atlanta city councilman, the police chief claimed the man was shot in the back.
Some police need better training, but the public also needs to gain more insight. As soon as the guy took the taser, deadly force is allowed. If you don’t understand why, research it. Don’t buy everyone else’s narrative. #AtlantaShooting pic.twitter.com/lPLEop1HBf
— Joshua Campbell (@JCampbell714) June 13, 2020
Just the News notes:
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation later said in a statement that the victim, Rayshard Brooks, was in possession of an officer’s Taser during the incident. The bureau said he later died at a hospital after surgery.
Officers had reportedly been called to the scene, at a Wendy’s restaurant, after Brooks was seen sleeping in his car in the restaurant’s parking lot. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said he failed a sobriety test prior to the fatal struggle.