Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks had past reprimand for use of force

REUTERS: The former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last week was previously reprimanded for use of force involving a firearm, according to records released to Reuters by the city's police department on Tuesday (Jun 16).

The records show that Garrett Rolfe received a written reprimand in October 2017 for an incident involving a firearm in September 2016, his sole use-of-force complaint during his seven years on the force. No further details were disclosed.

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Rolfe was fired from the department on Saturday, one day after he shot Brooks in the parking lot of a Wendy's fast-food restaurant. A second officer at the scene, Devin Brosnan, was put on administrative duty.

The death of 27-year-old Brooks, which came after he tussled with Rolfe and Brosnan and took off running with one of their Taser guns, was the latest killing of a black man to spark nationwide outrage at police brutality and racial injustice.

Both Rolfe and Brosnan are white .

An autopsy conducted on Sunday showed that Brooks died from blood loss and organ injuries and ruled the death a homicide.

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