Trevor Gardner on Rayshard Brooks death

Rayshard Brooks was asleep in his car in a Wendy’s drive-through Friday night when police arrived.  

A little more than 40 minutes later an officer shot and killed him.  

Video footage released by the Atlanta Police Department captures the timeline leading up to Brooks’ death, ruled a homicide by the Fulton County Medical Examiner on Sunday. Through a combination of the officer’s body camera, dash camera and Wendy’s surveillance, the footage reveals key decisions by the officers involved, and important context that may be presented in potential criminal or civil trials.

Trevor Gardner, an associate professor of law at Washington University School of Law, alongside other legal professionals give their opinions on how they would handle the presented evidence in court, as well as their opinions on increasing ethical policing.

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