In the United States, they can execute a policeman from Atlanta, Georgia, who was charged with the murder of a 27-year-old black guy who resisted during his arrest
It is reported by the American television channel CNN.
Reychard Brooks fell asleep at the wheel of a car due to which eyewitnesses called the police.
Police conducted a breath test and revealed the presence of alcohol in the blood.
When detained, Brooks resisted. He tried to escape using a stun gun against the police, in response to which the policeman shot to death at Brooks. Two shots were in the back, and the third bullet hit the car, where there were three people.
The prosecutor said in court that the policeman was pleased when he got into Brooks, and when he approached the immobilized body he also kicked him. He believes that the black guy could still be provided with medical care.
After the incident, police officer Garrett Rolf was fired. He has been working in the police since 2013. Before the incident, there were other complaints against him, for which he received reprimands. Now he can be sentenced to death.
Police Rolf read out charges of a felony and assault with a firearm. In total, there are 11 charges against him (five counts of aggravated assault, four counts of violation of the oath and one count of property damage). He faces life imprisonment or the death penalty if convicted.
The lawyer of the policeman assures that he shot at a dark-skinned man, as he defended himself and others. According to the defense, Brooks allegedly shot at a crowd. He also says that the officer called an ambulance immediately.
Brooks’ relatives, who are preparing for his funeral, said that both officers should continue to chase him as he escaped, rather than shoot him. He left three daughters, who are 1, 2 and 8 years old, as well as a 13-year-old stepson.