Background: Rayshard Brooks police shooting declared homicide The body and dashboard camera footage is widely available if you want to watch it. I have watched the footage many times and I am really struggling to understand how this was ruled a homicide. Brooks resisted arrest, disarmed one of the officers of his Taser device, fired upon the officer, and continued to flee. From my perspective it looked like the officers followed the accepted continuum of force (they tried several times to incapacitate Brooks with their Tasers) on a suspect who had violently resisted arrest and was attempting to flee. It looked like a justified shooting. I can't help but feel like the reaction is excessive (any fatal shooting is tragic, obviously) and it has escalated in part because of recent events. Am I wrong here?