Sunday, September 20, 2020
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Rayshard Brooks’ Own Family Accused Him of Cruelty to Children, Family Battery, Beatings

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RAYSHARD BROOKS’ beat his way through more than a decade of lawlessness — hiding his shameful secrets that he was a serial child and wife beater, fugitive and absconding probationer — according to hundreds of documents obtained by Your Content.

The shocking revelation is buried in a Clayton County Georgia court database, dating back ten years.

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The most recent arrest on Dec. 30, 2019 in Lucas County, Ohio, stemmed from a warrant issued by authorities in Georgia, alleging Brooks violated probation for failing to notify the community of his new address.

The fugitive arrest warrant, issued on Dec. 20, 2018, reveals the 27-year-old journeyed as far as the tip of northern Ohio in a botched effort to cheat justice.

As Your Content readers know, the 27-year-old was shot twice in the back late Friday by an officer who was trying to arrest him at a fast food restaurant for being intoxicated behind the wheel of his car.


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Following Brooks’ Dec. 2018 arrest, Judge Jennings of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas gave Georgia officials a 14 day deadline to make arrangements for Brooks to be transported to their jurisdiction.

“It is ordered that the Defendant be held no longer than 14 days pending the arrival of the State of Georgia’s agent. Bond is ordered set at $25,000 no 10%. Defendant is remanded into the custody of the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department.”

The court issued a new order on Jan. 10, 2020 indicating Brooks made it back to Georgia four days earlier.

“The Court being notified that the defendant, Rayshard Brooks was obtained by the demanding state on January 6,2020, this case is dismissed” Judge Jennings wrote.

WHAT’S MORE, Brooks was convicted of several crimes — including obstructing an officer, family battery violence, possessing weapons during a crime, receiving stolen property, felony cruelty to children, interfering with custody, false imprisonment, snatching his children without permission from the mother, and battery.

President Donald Trump on Monday called the police shooting of black man Rayshard Brooks “disturbing” and a “terrible situation.”

Trump said Monday: “I thought it was a terrible situation. To me it was very disturbing.” The killing sparked protests at the Georgia Capitol Monday. 

“Rayshard Brooks drove drunk, resisted arrest, assaulted two cops, stole a taser, used that taser on a cop, and has a long and extensive criminal history.” TB Daily News reported. “He’s been charged with false imprisonment, battery on a family member, cruelty to children, theft, receiving stolen property, interference with custody, obstruction of an officer, and a handful of other misunderstandings.”

Brooks’ family have demanded changes in the criminal justice system and called on protesters to refrain from violence amid heightened tensions across the U.S. three weeks after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. 

Brooks tried to flee after wrestling with officers and stole a stun gun from one of them.  

Police had been called to the fast food restaurant because of complaints that a car was blocking the drive-thru lane. An officer found Brooks asleep in the car.

Video from officers showed Brooks cooperating with the officers for more than 40 minutes until a breath test determined his blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit. 

When one of the officers moved to handcuff him, Brooks tried to run and the officers took him to the ground.

Brooks broke free and took off with a stun gun but was shot. Rolfe told authorities that Brooks had fired the stun gun at him.

Asked why Brooks ran, family attorney L. Chris Stewart suggested that he may have feared for his life.

“They put George Floyd in handcuffs and he was subsequently killed,” Stewart said. “So just getting put in handcuffs if you’re African American doesn’t mean, oh, you’re going to get nicely taken to the back of a police car.”

Chassidy Evans, Brooks’ niece, said Monday: “Not only are we hurt, we are angry. When does it stop? We’re not only pleading for justice. We’re pleading for change.”

Floyd’s death May 25 after a white Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into the black man’s neck touched off demonstrations and scattered violence across the U.S., and Brooks’ killing rekindled those protests in Atlanta. 

As Your Content readers know, the Wendy’s restaurant where Brooks was shot was burned down over the weekend. 

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