The United States is once again raging after yet another police related killing of an African-American man.
Matt Ryan is not happy about it.
The Atlanta Falcons quarterback took to Twitter to speak on the killing of Rayshard Brooks who was approached by cops as he fell asleep in a Wendy’s parking lot. A scuffle would ensue after he failed a field sobriety test and Brooks would be shot multiple times as he ran away.
“I spent the weekend trying to wrap my head around the killing of Rayshard Brooks,” Ryan posted on Twitter. “To be completely honest, I can’t. Rayshard Brooks should be alive — end of story. We cannot continue to lose lives due to police brutality.
“Atlanta, I see you, I hear you and I’m taking action with my Fund. I’m with you more than ever as we take the next steps in the fight against police brutality and systemic racism. We can and will Rise Up.”
Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back, according to a release by the Fulton County, Georgia, Medical Examiner’s Office.Brooks died from organ damage and blood loss from the two gunshot wounds, according to the office.
The cop that shot Brooks has since been fired. The manner of death is listed as homicide.