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Top Atlanta news: Police shooting of Rayshard Brooks ruled homicide; officer fired on Sunday; more

Top Atlanta news: Police shooting of Rayshard Brooks ruled homicide; officer fired on Sunday; more
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By Hoodline - Published on June 15, 2020.

Missed the most recent top news in Atlanta? Read on for everything you need to know.

Atlanta police shooting of Rayshard Brooks was homicide, coroner says

The death of Rayshard Brooks, a black man killed by a white police officer in Atlanta on Friday, was a homicide caused by gunshot wounds to the back, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said on Sunday.

Read the full story on Reuters.

Police officer fired after fatal shooting

An Atlanta police officer was fired early Sunday following the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, which triggered unrest and new waves of protests in the city. Brooks, 27, was fatally shot by police at a Wendy's drive-thru after officials said he resisted arrest and stole an officer's Taser.

Read the full story on CBS News.

Atlanta Hawks make Juneteenth a paid holiday for employees

Starting this year, the commemoration of the end of slavery will be a permanent, paid holiday for all Hawks employees.

Read the full story on Fox 11 Los Angeles.


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