Atlanta’s police chief resigned Saturday hours after Rayshard Brooks, a Black man, was fatally shot by an officer in a wrestle following a subject sobriety check. Authorities mentioned the slain man had grabbed an officer’s Taser, however was working away when he was shot .
Anti-racism protesters on Saturday sought to name consideration to the deaths of two extra Black males – one who was discovered hanging from a tree in California and one other who was fatally shot by police exterior an Atlanta restaurant. The Atlanta police chief resigned hours later.
One of many 4 former Minneapolis law enforcement officials who was charged over the demise of Floyd was launched on $750,000 bail.
Floyd, a Black man, died on Could 25 after a policeman knelt on his neck for almost 9 minutes. His demise has sparked nationwide requires policing reforms.
Listed below are the most recent updates:
Sunday, June 14
04:14 GMT – Protesters burn down Wendy’s in Atlanta the place black man was slain
Protesters have shut down a serious freeway within the US metropolis of Atlanta and set fireplace to a Wendy’s restaurant the place a black man was shot by police as he tried to flee arrest, an incident caught on video and positive to gasoline extra nationwide demonstrations.
The unrest broke out after darkish in Atlanta, the place earlier within the day Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms mentioned she had accepted the immediate resignation of police chief Erika Shields over the demise on Friday night time of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks on the Wendy’s.
Photos on native tv confirmed the restaurant in flames for greater than 45 minutes earlier than fireplace crews arrived to extinguish the blaze, protected by a line of law enforcement officials. By that point the constructing was diminished to charred rubble subsequent to a fuel station.
GBI launched video that exhibits the second Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police officer at a Wendys on College Ave final night time. Police say Brooks had taken an officer’s taser and pointed it on the officer as he ran. pic.twitter.com/1G8fn03gFV
— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) June 13, 2020
04:00 GMT – Missouri police chief on depart over inflammatory posts
A rural Missouri police chief has been positioned on depart over inflammatory Fb posts about protests over the demise of George Floyd.
Keven Suedmeyer, the police chief in Auxvasse, about 35 miles northeast of Jefferson Metropolis, was positioned on administrative depart pending the result of an investigation, Mayor Tom Henage mentioned Friday.
“Racism will not be condoned or tolerated by the Metropolis of Auxvasse,” Henage mentioned in a information launch. When requested afterward by the Jefferson Metropolis Information-Tribune if that meant he thought-about the posts, which had been on Suedmeyer’s private Fb web page, to be racist, Henage mentioned he did not.
Suedmeyer’s dwelling cellphone rang unanswered Saturday when The Related Press tried to name him for remark.
In a Could 31 publish, Suedmeyer wrote that if somebody stands on the street blocking site visitors, that particular person deserves “to be run over. That may assist cleanup the gene pool.”
When Will Shackelford, a candidate for Callaway County western district commissioner, responded, “Have you ever come throughout any street blocks?”, Suedmeyer wrote, “Nope (and) I actually will not cease for them – although in the event that they insist – I will determine myself – they will again down or get shot.”
On June 2, he wrote: “Corona virus coming to rioters in every single place Darwin – work your magic Time to ramp up the funeral trade.” A metropolis alderman, Bret Barnes, was amongst Suedmeyer’s buddies who hit “like” on the publish.
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