Melissa Rolfe, the stepmother of the police officer charged with shooting Rayshard Brooks, has been fired from her job as a mortgage company’s HR director.
According to a statement from the company, Melissa, an HR director, had her employment at the Atlanta-based Equity Prime Mortgage terminated.
The statement mentioned that Melissa had violated company policy and created an ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘hostile’ working environment.
It is not clear what Garret Rolfe’s stepmother said or did but the Equity Prime Mortgage said: “Melissa Rolfe’s termination was a direct result of her actions in the workplace and violation of company policy.”
The company added: “While working with Melissa as she transitioned to a leave of absence granted by our organization, we discovered she violated company policy and created an uncomfortable working environment for many of our employees.
“As an HR director, she ultimately lost the confidence of her peers, leadership and many employees who no longer felt comfortable engaging with her.
“We value diversity of thought and respect Melissa’s personal views and the views of all employees; however, when those views create a hostile working environment, we must make difficult decisions to part ways.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia congressional candidate, said she received a message from Melissa and shared it on Twitter.
Melissa’s message read: “My name is Melissa Rolfe. My son is the Atlanta officer currently in the news. Our family has been completely devastated by all of this nonsense.
“I have heard how you feel on many topics and agree with you 100%. I pray you are victorious. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers.”
It is unclear if Melissa’s message was tied to the company’s decision to fire her.
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