Ex-policeman Garrett Rolf, suspected of killing African-American Rashard Brooks, will face 11 charges, one of which is murder, with sentences ranging from life to death, Fulton County Attorney Paul Howard told reporters on Wednesday.
“Here are 11 charges against police Rolf. The first charge is a murder … A possible sentence in a murder case is life imprisonment, life imprisonment without the right to parole or the death penalty,” he said.
The broadcast from the courtroom was conducted by Fox News.
In addition, the list of accusations contains five episodes of aggravated assault with a firearm, including shooting in the direction of other people there, each of which provides for up to 20 years in prison, damage to private property and violation of the oath.
The second police officer Devin Brosnan, who took part in this, was charged with three charges, one of which was aggravated assault.
According to Howard, prosecutors already had the opportunity to talk with ten witnesses and familiarize themselves with eight video recordings, including recordings of police body video cameras, security camera recordings and three eyewitness recordings on mobile phones.
“We came to the conclusion that when Mr. Brooks was shot, he did not pose an immediate threat of death or physical injury to the police officer,” Howard said.
According to him, for almost 42 minutes of communication with the police, Brooks never showed a threat or threatening behavior, followed all the instructions, did not resist, answered numerous questions and allowed himself to be searched. Before that, he “slept peacefully” in his car when the police woke him up.