(ATLANTA, GA – 6/17/2020) — The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), part of our nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the charges against the former Atlanta Police Department Officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan.
Garrett Rolfe is facing 11 charges including felony murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Brosnan has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of violating his oath of office.
In a statement, the Executive Director of CAIR-Georgia Abdullah Jaber said:
“This is only the first step toward justice for the family and loved ones of Rayshard Brooks. We need to see full accountability and convictions. The road to justice is still ahead of us and we have to overcome the issue of ‘over policing’ that plagues this nation.
“As the nation still mourns over the murder of so many Black Americans, we see yet another officer shooting and taking a life while fully aware that he was not in any danger. Again we see an officer standing over a dying man, unwilling to provide any medical aid and another officer kicking a dying Black man. Again, police officers act as judge, jury, and executioner without the fear of any due process. We must, beyond the false politics and broken promises, achieve radical reform.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Abdullah Jaber, 404-464-6612, [email protected]