Atlanta Police Seek Suspect Who Set Wendy’s On Fire In Rayshard Brooks Unrest



Atlanta police on Sunday were seeking a suspect who set a Wendy’s on fire amid unrest over the deadly police shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks on Friday night, as officials raced to prevent any further violence from erupting in their city.

The Saturday-night fire capped off a day of protests outside the restaurant where Brooks was killed, reigniting demonstrations that had largely simmered nearly three weeks after George Floyd, another black man, died while in the custody of a white Minneapolis police officer.

Police said they arrested at least 36 people during Saturday night’s protests. A photo from the Atlanta Police Department showed the arson suspect wearing all black, with the person’s face largely covered.

Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta was offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the arson suspect.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was investigating the shooting of Brooks.

A group of protesters started forming around the Atlanta Police Department Headquarters Sunday afternoon chanting “police the police,” according to a Fox 5 reporter at the scene.

The shooting unfolded Friday night after officers responded to a call about a man asleep behind the wheel of his car in the Wendy’s drive-thru.

Officer bodycam and dashcam video showed now-former Office Garrett Rolfe and Officer Devin Brosnan speaking to Brook… (Read more)

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