Driver shot multiple times while making food delivery in SW Atlanta

“Preliminary investigation indicates the victim was driving while delivering food for his employer,” the police department said in a statement. “When the victim arrived at his designated location, he suddenly heard several gunshots towards his vehicle.” It was unclear if he was the intended target of the gunfire. The delivery […]

“Preliminary investigation indicates the victim was driving while delivering food for his employer,” the police department said in a statement. “When the victim arrived at his designated location, he suddenly heard several gunshots towards his vehicle.”

It was unclear if he was the intended target of the gunfire. The delivery driver was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he met with investigators Wednesday morning.

On the evening of May 3, 2021, Newton County deputies responded to a residence, located off Heaton Place Trail in...

Posted by Newton County, GA Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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The veteran officers face a variety of criminal charges, including aggravated assault and simple battery."},{"_id":"T2UJ4UPFZ5F5HIAM2W3NM7F44I","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"3HFZMG6E2VFOJFY57TPSDT3IE4"},"type":"interstitial_link","content":"APD officers fired for using Tasers on college students reinstated","url":"https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/apd-officers-fired-for-using-tasers-on-college-students-reinstated/U2D7PVGZGVAI3DYQHYQ5COVVU4/"},{"_id":"FUWYZWR5XFEGTL5N2LIEO7RAT4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619127719907},"type":"text","content":"The two cases are strikingly similar, LoRusso said."},{"_id":"OXX2RQ4O6RBKRPS3AV6QIKY53U","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619127719908},"type":"text","content":"“Like with Gardner and Streeter, we saw no opportunity for Garrett Rolfe to provide an employee response session, and he did want to provide one,” LoRusso said."},{"_id":"HJ5IMR4FP5FLJKCFM2MTNZ3A4U","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619127719909},"type":"text","content":"Rolfe maintains considerable support among his colleagues, hundreds of whom walked off the job in silent protest after he was charged by the Fulton DA."},{"_id":"SUQYHT5WSZHOPIFQ4G2NJEUYUY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619127719910},"type":"text","content":"Dean, asked by LoRusso to assess Rolfe’s handling of the incident involving Brooks, said, “I don’t know what else I would’ve done.”"},{"_id":"72E2GQXLCVF5FCQL75ME5H74WY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619127719911},"type":"text","content":"“Everything was perfect,” he said. “It was definitely a physical assault on the officers, and they attempted to use the Taser, which was less lethal.”"},{"_id":"CNS3UOP6PZCAJHUIEPZZLMQBU4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619127719912},"type":"text","content":"Dean also testified he could not recall another example where an officer was fired for an alleged use of force violation without an investigation."},{"_id":"HAUU6SO4WJDURNEJPNS6ZD4WLA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619127719913},"type":"text","content":"In her closing argument, Lawrence-Hardy told the three-person board that Rolfe, through his training, knew that Brooks was not a threat to public safety. She acknowledged that Brooks fought with the officers and, before fleeing, grabbed Brosnan’s Taser and errantly fired it at Brosnan."},{"_id":"FSPDSH35M5HETO5RJ2LJ7OO2XE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619127719914},"type":"text","content":"That left Brooks with no more Taser cartridges at the time he was shot, Lawrence-Hardy said."},{"_id":"ZMHJKLLJ2BDPPK4ZP6J5OX7UHE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619127719915},"type":"text","content":"Brooks acted in desperation because “he knew being in jail would devastate his family, something he prized,” she said."},{"_id":"EVCSYGKQ3FBIXPYKBJBYQAG7ZU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619127719916},"type":"text","content":"“The city of Atlanta has an opportunity to be on the right side of history, where police officers are held accountable for their actions,” Lawrence-Hardy said. “Mr. Brooks did not have to die that evening. 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