Atlanta officer broke man’s collarbone weeks before shooting Rayshard Brooks: lawsuit
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ATLANTA — Three weeks before shooting and killing Rayshard Brooks during a scuffle in a Wendy’s parking lot, embattled Atlanta police Officer Garrett Rolfe broke a man’s collarbone during a DUI stop, according to a federal complaint filed Monday. The lawsuit accuses Rolfe of using excessive force when he allegedly grabbed Charles Johnson Jr. and threw him to the ground during a May 22, 2020, arrest, “thoroughly breaking his collarbone among other minor injuries.” It wasn’t the first time Rolfe was accused of using excessive force on the job. And Johnson’s attorney, Keith Foster, said if the At...