ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s attorney general has denied a prosecutor’s request to reassign two high-profile cases involving Atlanta police officers accused of using excessive force.
One of the cases deals with officers involved in a confrontation that led to Rayshard Brooks’ fatal shooting.
The other involves police officers who pulled two college students from a car.
Fani Willis is Fulton County’s new district attorney.
In a letter to Attorney General Chris Carr, she asked that the cases be reassigned outside of the county, based on concerns about her predecessor’s actions in the cases.
Attorney General Chris Carr said any questionable actions on the part of Willis’ predecessor were not enough to disqualify the new district attorney’s office from the cases.