Widow of Rayshard Brooks emotional following charges against officers

ATLANTA — Following the announcement by the Fulton County District Attorney that police officers will be charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, his widow wept as she talked about his final moments.

The family's attorneys say that while they are grateful for the charges, it is only the beginning.

Attorney L. Chris Stewart said he was encouraged by the possibility that one of the officers will testify against another, but added that the family is disgusted at the allegation that an officer kicked Brooks after the shooting.


"I was very hurt. I didn't imagine being there because I don't know what I would have done if I would have seen that for myself," said Brooks' widow, Tomika Miller. "But I felt just by hearing what he went through, and it hurt. It hurt really bad."

The attorneys said this is another example of the state of policing, but were encouraged by the charges filed on Wednesday.