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15 Jun 2020

Widow of man shot dead by police in US appeals for calm

Washington Correspondent

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The widow of a black man who was shot dead by a white police officer in Atlanta at the weekend have called for calm at a press conference.

Rayshard Brooks was shot dead after an altercation in the car park of a drive-through restaurant that was later set on fire by protesters.

Atlanta’s police chief resigned after the incident on Friday night and one of the police officers was fired.