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Atlanta police chief RESIGNS after protests break out over white cops who shot dead 27-year-old black man



The chief of police in Atlanta has resigned less than 24 hours after cops fatally shot a man whom investigators say grabbed an officer's taser and pointed it as he fled from police.
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned on Saturday following the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, 27, outside of a Wendy's drive-thru late on Friday night.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Shield's resignation, saying the city's top cop offered to 'immediately step aside as police chief so that the city may move forward, with urgency, in rebuilding the trust so desperately needed throughout our communities.' 
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields (right) resigned on Saturday following the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, 27, (inset) outside of a Wendy's drive-thru late on Friday night. Meanwhile, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released new surveillance footage (main) of the moment of the fatal shooting, which has already drawn massive protests (inset) and allegations of racism and police brutality. The new video shows Brooks fleeing from officers, and turning to point something at the cops behind him, which witnesses said was a stolen police taser. Cops opened fire on Brooks, and he was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The shooting came at a time of heightened tension over police brutality and calls for reforms across the U.S. following the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.



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