Atlanta city officials unanimously voted Monday to pay $1 million to the family of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, who was fatally shot by police after failing a field sobriety test and resisting arrest in June 2020 outside a Wendy’s restaurant.
Councilmembers voted 15-0 nearly three months after a specially appointed prosecutor said he would not pursue charges against the two Atlanta police officers who clashed with Brooks.
“This grieving family has been through so much during this process,” attorneys representing Brooks’ family said in a statement obtained by NBC. “Although the children of Mr. Brooks have lost their father, settling the case will undoubtedly assist them with future plans as they come of age.”
Brooks’ death came amid ongoing violent riots and protests across the United States over the