I don't think anyone here is arguing that Brooks wasn't a fool in this, and didn't have a part to play in escalating things. But the final decision was made by the police.
article puts it rather neutrally:
The fired Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant violated at least seven police department policies governing the use of force, including kicking the victim after allegedly shooting him in the back and failing to immediately administer medical aid, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced that warrants have been issued for former police officer Garrett Rolfe on 11 charges, including felony murder, multiple counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and seven violations of his oath by a public officer. Warrants were also issued for another officer involved in the fatal confrontation, Devin Brosnan, on two counts of violations of oath by a public officer and one count of aggravated assault.
"We've concluded that at the time Mr. Brooks was shot, he did not pose an imminent threat of serious injury to the officers," Howard said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
You greatly deferred to the judgment of the court when Officer Brailsford was up for shooting Daniel Shaver. Will that pattern hold if this doesn't go in favor of the Atlanta officers?
Citing pain or even "concussion" caused by the deceased is also probably going to fall on deaf ears while police are so willing to issue these at the slightest (or zero) provocation.
Football players get concussed without turning the superbowl into a dangerous shootout. But if they kneel for the anthem (which IMO by the way is tacky when played at a sporting event, and probably shouldn't be used), they get panned by the same right wingers who have thin blue line bumper stickers for being a bunch of pussies.news.com.au
puts it in a less gentle manner:
Atlanta cops in Rayshard Brooks shooting collected shell casings rather than help, says lawyer
After cops shot a black man, they spent over two minutes picking up their shell casings while he lay dying on the ground, the man’s lawyer says.
The Atlanta cops involved in the deadly police shooting black man Rayshard Brooks — that has sparked a fresh wave of anger in the US — collected their shell casings rather than giving first aid.
It is claimed they waited more than two minutes before even checking his pulse, a lawyer for Brooks’ family claims.
Witnesses said that “the officers went and put on plastic gloves and picked up their shell casings after they killed him — before rendering aid,” lawyer L. Chris Stewart said at a press conference Saturday, a day after Brooks was shot dead trying to avoid a drunk-driving arrest.
“They appear to be caring more about covering their tracks than providing aid,” he said of the officers, Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan.
“Aid that could have saved his life if allegedly he was taken to the hospital and died in surgery. But they didn’t give that to him.”
“One kicks him and flips him over,” Mr Stewart claimed of the officers.
“We counted 2 minutes and 16 seconds before they even checked his pulse,” he insisted of numerous videos of the deadly encounter. “And people wonder why everyone’s mad.”
On the pulse of the thin blue line:
Atlanta Police Get $500 Bonus To 'Boost Morale' Following Rayshard Brooks Shootinghttps://www.ibtimes.com/atlanta-police- … ng-2996918
Fundraiser for Officer Charged in Rayshard Brooks Shooting Raises $250,000https://www.newsweek.com/fundraiser-off … ks-1511849
Protest updates: Atlanta police officer Devin Brosnan says Rayshard Brooks was 'friendly'; funeral set for Tuesdayhttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/prote … r-BB15Elsb
Atlanta police officers called out sick or refused to answer calls Thursday to protest the filing of murder charges against an officer who shot a man in the back, while the interim chief said members of the force feel abandoned amid protests demanding massive changes to policing.
Good to see our boys in blue being the adults in the room.