- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - A newspaper reports a police internal affairs investigation has found a former Atlanta officer shot into a vehicle not knowing whether the black motorist was the person he’d been called to investigate.

Officer James R. Burns, a white officer fired by the department after the fatal June 22 shooting, told investigators that he shot at a car which was “trying to run me over and kill me.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which obtained the 60-page internal affairs report on the death of 22-year-old Deravis Caine Rogers, reports the investigation undermines the officer’s explanation for firing his gun (https://bit.ly/29JMmhE ).

Sgt. Warren Pickard tells the newspaper that evidence, including dash cam videos, contradicts the officer’s version of what happened. Pickard said there was no obvious threat to Burns.

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