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Fired Officer Who Was Searching for Killing Rayshard Brooks Makes His Job Back

Atlanta’s Civil Service Board announced on Wednesday they given the charm of stunt police officer Garrett Rolfe, revoking his conclusion within the death of Rayshard Brooks, 27. The Board stated the city broke its own rules by hurrying through the dismissal process rather than giving Rolfe sufficient time to formally react to the move.
In the recently released files [emphasis ours]:
As stated above the Panel’s sole assignment is to establish whether the City’s imposition of a negative employment action complied with the Code. Part 114-530 (a) of this Code clearly outlines protocols and procedures for administering adverse employment actions:”An employee against whom an adverse action is to be taken shall be given a written notice of proposed adverse action, signed by the appointing authority or designee, at least ten working days prior to the effective date of this proposed adverse action.” As such, the City’s actions were not compliant with all the ten days before notice period as required by the Code.
They challenged Brooks, and tried to detain him after he blew a .108 onto a breathalyzer. Brooks resisted. A struggle ensued. Brosnan pulled out his Taser, but Brooks caught it allegedly fired it. Rolfe fired his own Taser at the guy.
Brooks hurried as Rolfe gave chase. He also pointed that out the Taser back at the officer and dismissed it. Rolfe opened fire with a handgun 3 days, striking Brooks twice in the trunk.
Rolfe faces charges including felony murder. He asserted the Fifth Amendment during a hearing to appeal his fire.
[Screengrab via Atlanta Police Department]
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