Body cam footage of Rayshard Brooks’ death shows calm, then chaos

The first 29 minutes don’t prepare you for the all-too-familiar tragedy that follows: a white police officer, a black male victim, lethal gunshots and questions about whether any of it was justified. It happened again in Atlanta Friday night, when Officer Garrett Rolfe fired three times at a fleeing Rayshard Brooks. Both men, 27 years old. The shooting would set off a stunning chain of events, culminating in the resignation early Saturday night by Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields.

Rayshard Brooks fell asleep in his car at in an Atlanta Wendy’s drive-thru a short time later he was killed, shot in the back, while running away from police officers just likeWalter Scott.

According to the AJC, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was told by the Atlanta Police Department that they got a call complaining that Brooks was asleep in the drive-thru line. Per usual, people began recording as soon as the police began interacting with Rayshard, some of them probably feared the worst and the worst didn’t take long to happen. Upon failing a field sobriety test, police set out to take Brooks into custody. He can be seen in the witness video tussling with two officers and grabbing one of their tasers and running away but you can’t see what happens next, you can only hear the gunshots.