“COLLINS CALLS ON GEORGIA ATTORNEY GENERAL TO APPOINT INDEPENDENT DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN CASE OF RAYSHARD BROOKS
JUN 18, 2020
ATLANTA, Ga. — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) today called for Attorney General Chris Carr to appoint an independent district attorney in the case of Rayshard Brooks after Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced charges before the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) had completed their investigation.
“Our founders intended for our justice system to be blind – blind to race, blind to socioeconomic status, and blind to politics. While we seek justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many lives lost, we cannot turn our backs on the majority of law enforcement officers who are simply doing their jobs and putting their lives on the line for us each and every day.
“Charging an Atlanta police officer with felony murder before the completion of the GBI’s investigation was a political decision, not a legal one.
I’m calling on Attorney General Chris Carr to appoint an independent district attorney in the case of Rayshard Brooks to ensure Georgians have complete confidence that this case is devoid of any and all political influence. If a special prosecutor was warranted in the Ahmaud Arbery case, then it certainly warrants the appointment of one here.” https://dougcollins.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/collins-calls-georgia-attorney-general-appoint-independent-district