Cop Fired Over Shooting Rayshard Brooks Reinstated

A11 News Report


The Atlanta Civil Service Board ruled the city did not follow proper protocol with the firing last summer.

The city of Atlanta on Wednesday reinstated a police officer fired over the fatal shooting of a Black man last year after an oversight board ruled that he was terminated without due process.

The Atlanta Civil Service Board said the city failed to follow its own procedures when Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms dismissed Garrett Rolfe, who is white, without a hearing. He shot Rayshard Brooks, 27, in the back in June outside a Wendy’s restaurant.

Rolfe is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and other crimes in the case. A trial date has not been set.