A Georgia special prosecutor announced Tuesday that murder charges will be dismissed against two Atlanta police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in June 2020

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saying the officers acted appropriately when they responded to a deadly threat.

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Both acted as reasonable officers given the facts and circumstances of the events of that night,

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said special prosecutor Peter Skandalakis. 

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Both acted in accordance with well-established law and were justified in the use of force given the situation."

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The announcement comes two years after Brooks, a 27-year-old black man, was shot and killed outside a Wendy's restaurant after arguing with two police officers who were trying to arrest him for DUI.

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 During the struggle, Brooks overpowered officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan, took Brosnan's Taser,

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 and fled, according to prosecutors. As he fled, he turned and fired the stolen Taser at Rolf,

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who then shot Brooks twice in the back and buttocks, killing him, prosecutors said. The incident was captured extensively on video, 

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including body camera footage, surveillance video from Wendy, and cell phone video from a witness.