“These additional charges involve the incident involving Officer Brewer as well as Goggans’ attempts to strike two other officers, at different intersections, prior to deliberately driving into Officer Brewer,” Atlanta police said in an emailed statement.
Brewer was assisting with traffic control at the intersection of Marietta and Spring streets when he was hit around 10:30 p.m. during the second night of protests, according to police. Brewer was seriously injured and underwent emergency surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital, where he remained Thursday.
The Atlanta City Council surprised injured Officer Max Brewer with balloons Friday at Grady Memorial Hospital. (Photo: Atlanta police)
This week, Brewer was moved out of the hospital’s intensive care unit, according to police.
An 18-year veteran of APD, Brewer is a married father of four and a grandfather, according to a GoFundMe page created to assist his family. Lt. Michael Smith posted online that he created the fundraiser because it's unknown how long Brewer may be out of work.
After his release from Grady, Brewer will begin his rehabilitation, police said.