Trump: Brooks Shooting Was Justified


This screen grab taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Garrett Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy’s restaurant, late Friday, June 12, 2020, in Atlanta. Rolfe has been fired following the fatal shooting of Brooks and a second officer has been placed on administrative duty. (Atlanta Police Department via AP)

President Trump tells Fox News “You can’t resist a police officer like that” in reference to the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks; debate over police reform reaches a boiling point on Capitol Hill. NBC’s Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC Newschannel) – President Trump on Wednesday implied the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks by an Atlanta police officer was justified.

“You can’t resist a police officer like that. Look at the way it ended, very bad,” Mr. Trump said during a phone interview on Fox News.

The president’s comments came just hours after the two officers involved in the shooting were charged.

Officer Garrett Rolfe, who fired the fatal shots, was charged with felony murder, among other counts.

Meanwhile, debate over police reform has reached a boiling point on Capitol Hill during a tense exchange during a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee.

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