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Atlanta Police Officer Accused of Killing Rayshard Brooks Sues Police Chief

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The former Atlanta police officer accused of killing Rayshard Brooks has sued the city’s mayor and interim police chief over his firing, reports Fox News.

Garrett Rolfe, who currently faces 11 charges, including felony murder, for shooting Brooks on June 12 as he was fleeing police custody, in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court insists he was “fired without an investigation, without proper notice, without a disciplinary hearing, and in direct violation of the municipal code of the City of the Atlanta.”

The lawsuit names Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant as defendants.

Police were called to a Wendy’s in Atlanta over complaints of a car blocking the drive-thru lane. They found Brooks asleep behind the wheel. A breath test showed he was intoxicated.

After a long, relatively calm conversation between officers and Brooks, things turned rapidly violent when officers tried to handcuff him.

Rolfe shot Brooks after Brooks grabbed a taser and ran.

via newsmax

6 Comments

  1. Don August 6, 2020

    Good.

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  2. Nurex35 August 6, 2020

    No due process means those racist Blacks that want to skewer this police officer; the DA, Mayor, etc, should get sued! They all deserve each other!

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  3. Kay August 6, 2020

    It was called self defense and by all rights this officer should not of been fired as it was and is a political move not a legal move. It’s pathetic when an officer is not allowed to prevent a criminal from harming them as that criminal attempts to escape.

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  4. Patriotic American August 6, 2020

    I really don’t care what color or race you are…. but when you take an officers weapon and try to use it against them they will defend themselves, I’d shoot someone also if they’re shooting at me. Bottom line is it’s self defense.

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  5. Michael L. Jones August 6, 2020

    Approximately one week before the justified shooting of Mr. Brooks, the District Attorney for Fulton County, Ga (Atlanta) declared at a press conference that a tazer was a deadly weapon. One week later when Mr. Brooks was shot and killed by Officer Rolfe when he pointed the tazer directly at Officer Rolfe’s face, the District Attorney declared that a tazer was NOT a deadly weapon. Which is it Mr. DA????? The arrest of this fine Officer is a travesty

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  6. GerryG August 9, 2020

    Garrett Rolfe will eventually be found innocent of all wrong doing in this bigoted case. He should sue more than the mayor and police chief. What about the bigoted DA? The Atlanta-demon-media poured gas on the fires that the crooked DA started.

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