September 17, 2021 08:48

Officer fired after Rayshard Brooks death is renstated by Atlanta

An oversight board in the city of Atlanta has ordered the reinstatement of Garrett Rolfe, the police officer charged with murder and fired in the death of Rayshard Brooks.

The decision was based in part on technicalities about dismissal procedures under the Atlanta city code.

Screenshot taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department Rayshard Brooks, right, speaks with Officer Garrett Rolfe, left, in the parking lot of a Wendy’s restaurant, in Atlanta.

Rolfe will remain on administrative leave until his criminal charges stemming from the 2020 use of force incident are resolved.

The Brooks shooting occurred after Brooks -who was apparently under the influence and fell asleep in a drive-thru lane- began to viciously fight officers attempting to handcuff him.

During the struggle,  Brooks stole a Taser from one of the officers.

According to WJCT, Brooks was attempting to fire the Taser at officers at the time he was shot.

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