Posted: February 25th, 2022
On the night of June 12, 2021 Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police after an encounter in a Wendy’s drive-through in Atlanta, Georgia. Research the facts of the case and discuss your thoughts on what transpired and if you feel the actions of the police were appropriate. If so, why and if not, why not and what should be done. In particular, what did the Atlanta District Attorney, Paul Howard say about the case and what did the Mayor do. Do you feel it is appropriate for politics to come into play in these situations? What about the officers right to due process?
Also, research the incident in Atlanta, Georgia in February 2021 involving Officers Ivory Streeter and Mark Gardner who were involved in an incident involving area college students and the use of a Taser. What actions were taken by the DA Paul Howard and the Atlanta Police Chief?
What is the significance between these two cases and do you see any contradictions? What is your opinion of the two cases?
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