ATLANTA COPS CALL OUT OF WORK AFTER EX OFFICER IS CHARGED IN RAYSHARD BROOKS DEATH: According to The New York Post, after ex-officer Garrett Rolfe was charged with felony murder in the death of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta yesterday (June 17th), tons of officers called out of work — presumably due to the charge. Atlanta PD tweeted, “The department is experiencing a higher than usual number of call-outs with the incoming shift. We have enough resources to maintain operations and remain able to respond to incidents.” A union rep told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that “There are officers walking off… Some are walking off and sitting in their personal vehicles. Vince Champion, the Southeast regional director for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers also said, “There are officers saying they are not going to leave the precinct unless to help another officer.” 27-year-old Rolfe will face 11 charges in all, and could be sentenced to death if convicted. The second officer involved in Brooks’ death, 26-year-old Devin Brosnan will face three charges, including aggravated assault and will reportedly testify against Rolfe.
BREONNA TAYLOR'S MOM WANTS ANSWERS: In an interview with TMZ, Breonna Taylor's mom Tamika Palmer said that her daughter's killing is being swept under the rug and she doesn't understand what the hold up is the officers to be arrested. She also doesn't understand why it is taking so long for their requests for crucial documents pertaining to the case. The documents include an official autopsy, the Mayor's internal communications and personnel files for the cops involved. Baker said that she think officials think they can cover up Breonna's death because the plainclothes officers who served the fatal “no-knock” warrant were not wearing body cams. But Baker said that there is good reason to believe the cops do have footage but they are refusing to turn it over.
MINNEAPOLIS RELEASES TRANSCRIPTS OF GEORGE FLOYD 911 CALLS: According to TMZ, Minneapolis has released transcripts on the 911 calls made to report ex-cop Derek Chauvin who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for almost 9 minutes. One caller said, “I literally watched police officers not take a pulse and not do anything to save a man. They f***ing killed him. When asked if the caller wants to speak to the supervisor, the caller said, “I’m recording this. I’m, I mean I’m f***ing recording this right now.” Another caller said, “He had his knee on the dude’s neck the whole time. I don't even know if he dead for sure but dude was not responsive when the ambulance came and got him, and the officer that was just out here left, the one that actually just murdered the kid in front of everybody.” The 911 dispatcher was concerned enough to call a police supervisor. The dispatcher questioned if the officers needed to use the kind of force she'd seen as she watched live body cam footage from the scene.
$50,000 REWARD OFFERED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NA'KIA CRAWFORD'S DEATH: According to Cleveland 19, Akron, Ohio mayor Dan Horrigan and leaders from the city’s police department announced that a $50,000 reward is being offered in the murder investigation of 18-year-old Na'Kia Crawford. Police released photographs of a black sports car with dark window tint that is believed to have been involved. Unconfirmed reports say that Crawford will killed by a white man. Crawford graduated from high school days before being shot and killed. Prior to her death, Crawford has been described as a star student in the IT program and included in her high school’s Senior Spotlight. Crawford's friends and family remember her as “kind, quiet, smart, and hardworking.” Her mom, Lisette Williams said. “It’s not fair to us.” Her dad Nicholas Crawford added, “It’s like a nightmare and I can’t wake up. My daughter was my world.”