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Garrett Rolfe, the ex-Atlanta cop who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks during his arrest in a Wendy’s parking lot, believes that he shouldn’t have lost his job and is now suing Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the city’s interim police chief Rodney Bryant. The suit states that his June 13 firing violates city policy and his constitutional right to due process.
The suit highlights that Rayshard violently resisted arrest before the fatal shooting and explains, “within the scope and course of his duties” he used force.
After being fired, the decision was announced by the mayor and then-Atlanta police chief Erika Shields. Rolfe says these actions violate a law that he claims required proper investigation, notice, and a hearing before firing him.
Rolfe is charged with felony murder and is currently out on bond. He is adamant about being reinstated to the police force and is also demanding back pay and benefits.
Meanwhile, Rayshard’s widow, Tomika Miller, is supporting a motion from the Fulton County District Attorney asking a judge to revoke Rolfe’s bond.
Tomika also says she’s hurt Rolfe allegedly took a beach vacation to Florida without permission.