Rolfe was fired from APD the day after Brooks’ shooting. A co-defendant, Officer Devin Brosnan, is charged with aggravated assault and violating his oath of office. He is out on a $50,000 signature bond and has been placed on administrative duty pending the GBI’s investigation of the shooting.
On the night of June 12, Rolfe attempted to place Brooks in handcuffs for suspected DUI. Brooks fought with the two officers and took Brosnan’s Taser, dash-cam video appears to show. Brooks was killed by two gunshot wounds to the back, fired by Rolfe, according to investigators.
Rolfe’s attorney has also filed a motion seeking a preliminary hearing. That has not yet been scheduled.
The first 29 minutes don’t prepare you for the all-too-familiar tragedy that follows: a white police officer, a black male victim, lethal gunshots and questions about whether any of it was justified. It happened again in Atlanta Friday night, when Officer Garrett Rolfe fired three times at a fleeing Rayshard Brooks. Both men, 27 years old. The shooting would set off a stunning chain of events, culminating in the resignation early Saturday night by Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields. (Video edited by Ryon Horne, Christian Boone)