Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Rayshard Brooks’s deadly police attack was different from the death of George Floyd’s in the hands of Minneapolis police officers, and the video of the encounter outside a fast food restaurant in Atlanta could “justify this use of force. “
“Regardless of the Atlanta shoot, it’s not the George Floyd case,” Giuliani Wrote on Twitter It’s early Sunday morning. “This video seems to offer conditions that can justify this use of force.”
“The only responsible position is to suspend the decision until a full investigation is made,” he added.
Brooks, 27, was shot by an Atlanta police officer on Friday evening after he failed an appeal test and struggled with officers trying to detain him, according to the video released by the Georgia Investigation Bureau.
Brooks caught one of the officer’s Taser as he wrestled and escaped in the parking lot outside Wendy.
The officers turned at some point and followed Brooks, who seemed to fire Taser.
At that point, an officer fired at Brooks three times.
The incident sparked a common unrest in Atlanta before May 25, Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.
The protests allowed Wendy to catch fire during the demonstrations on Sunday morning and closed the roads.
Giuliani, one of President Trump’s personal attorneys, also said protests for fast food partners to catch fire.
“Rayshard Brooks: protesters opened fire on Wendy when police officers were fired https: //gu.com/p/e45ph/stw#img-1 …. THIS IS NOT A PEACEFUL PROTECTION. THIS IS ARSON! Arrests? ”He said.
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned on Saturday.
Garrett Rolfe, one of the officers, and Devin Brosnan, the other, were dissolved.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Brooks should not be hit.
“I believe there is a clear distinction between what you can do and what you have to do, even though there is a debate as to whether it is an appropriate use of lethal force,” Bottoms said at a press conference on Saturday. “I don’t believe this is the just use of deadly power.”
Floyd, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, was killed after pushing his knee around Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes after he was suspected of trying to cross a fake 20 dollar bill.
Floyd was handcuffed and unarmed.
Chauvin was charged with a second-degree murder charge. Three other officers who participated in arresting Floyd were charged with helping and abetting.
All four officers were fired.