Two weeks ago, the Atlanta DA who just charged Garrett Rolfe with felony murder in the Rayshard Brooks case, also charged officers with aggravated assault for using a taser on protesters. Rayshard Brooks took Officer Rolfe’s taser and fired it at him. This lead to Rolfe firing his weapon and killing Brooks.
Since a taser is considered a deadly weapon, wouldn’t Officer Rolfe have shot Brooks in self-defense because Brooks fired the taser at Rolfe? DA Paul Howard can’t have it both ways.
Guaranteed, the video below will be used by the Defense in court:
“A taser is considered a deadly weapon under Georgia law”
Here is video of the DA from that press conference:
"A taser is considered as a deadly weapon under Georgia law." pic.twitter.com/WBCKNYdZ0W
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 17, 2020
This DA is under investigation and is up for reelection so he’s bowing to the powers-that-be and has overcharged Officer Rolfe.
Howard is under investigation for the fraud of nonprofit and is in hot water over a sexual harassment charge.