Former Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks files lawsuit over firing


Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer facing a felony murder charge over the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, on Wednesday sued the mayor and the city police department over what he alleges was a wrongful firing.

In a legal complaint filed in Fulton County Superior Court, Rolfe claimed that his dismissal on June 13 was carried out "without an investigation, without proper notice, without a pre-disciplinary hearing, and in direct violation of the municipal code of the City of Atlanta."

The lawsuit, which names Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Interim Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant as defendants, alleges that Rolfe's firing violated his legal rights to procedural due process and equal protection. It asks that officials be compelled to reverse the officer's dismissal and reinstate him to the force while also providing back pay. ... (Read more)

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