Garrett Rolfe, the fired Atlanta officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks during an arrest in June, has been granted a $500,000 bond.
According to the Fulton County Superior Court Judge, the cop that has been charged with felony murder after shooting Brooks in the back can be freed because he doesn’t pose a threat to the public.
Pleading with Judge Jane Barwick not to issue a bond for the 27-year-old fired cop was Brooks’ wife, Tomika Miller, who insisted that Rolfe already proved “he’s a danger to the community” by shooting her husband and kicking his lifeless body.
“The way he stood over my husband and kicked his body, and I can only imagine what he felt and how scared he was at that time,” Miller said.
“Killing him wasn’t enough. They stood there when something could’ve been done to save him.”
Despite the widow’s emotional plea, Judge Barwick decided to grant Rolfe a bond. Defending her decision, she said that Rolfe “is not a flight risk and I do not believe he is a danger to the community.”
Following the court ruling, the Brooks family’s attorneys, Justin Miller and L. Chris Stewart, expressed their disappointment over the judge’s decision but insisted on pushing “for systemic change within our criminal justice system.”
27-year-old Garrett Rolfe has been fired from the police department and charged with felony murder after shooting Brooks outside Wendy’s on June 12.
According to the reports, Atlanta police officers were called to the fast-food restaurant over complaints of a vehicle blocking the drive-thru lane. Cops found Brooks sleeping in his car but the conversation of over 40 minutes turned violent and resulted in the shooting.
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