Garrett Rolfe Wiki – Garrett Rolfe Biography
Garrett Rolfe has been identified as the now-fired Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks June 12, according to local TV news station WSB-2. Rolfe has been a member of the Atlanta Police Department for roughly seven years, according to Insider.
Last year, Rolfe was part of the APD’s High-Intensity Traffic Team Unit and won a pin for making 50-99 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests — the same offense for which Brooks was accused of committing. According to the APD, “The HITT Unit works to reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths in the City of Atlanta, especially involving impaired drivers.” Rolfe and four other officers were honored at the 15th Annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Golden Shield Honors. Rolfe was also listed on the Chestney & Sullivan law firm website as part of a grant-funded governor Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (HEAT) unit.
Rolfe, along with another officer, were the recipients of a $626 donation towards his education; the promotion was from private personal injury Attorney Ken Nugent, who promised to donate $2 for an officer’s education for every yard that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passed for.
Rolfe joined the Atlanta Police Department in 2013 after completing the training academy, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reported that Rolfe had taken a nine-hour course on de-escalation options on April 24 and on January 8, he received training on the use of deadly force at the DeKalb County police academy.
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The shooting took place around 10:30 p.m. on June 12. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation wrote that it has “obtained additional surveillance video from Wendy’s restaurant. Agents have also reviewed video posted on social media. These new videos indicate that during a physical struggle with officers, Brooks obtained one of the officer’s Tasers and began to flee from the scene. Officers pursued Brooks on foot and during the chase, Brooks turned and pointed the Taser at the officer. The officer fired his weapon, striking Brooks…An earlier account of this incident was based on the officer’s body cam which was knocked off during the physical struggle, preventing the capture of the entire shooting incident.”
Stephanie Walsh, an ABC producer, wrote, “Officer Garrett Rolfe has been terminated by Atlanta PD in the Officer-involved shooting of #RayshardBrooks. He had been on the job since 2013, according to Atlanta PD.” The Atlanta department previously noted on Facebook that Rolfe was part of the Atlanta Police Department’s High-Intensity Traffic Team Unit, mentioning that unit “for their recognition during the 15th Annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Golden Shield Honors.”
A body cam video from the scene has been released.
Videos show Atlanta protesters upset about the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s restaurant parking lot breaking windows at the Wendy’s and then starting it on fire.
That action came after a tense day in which the police chief resigned, the mayor called for the officer who shot Brooks to be fired, and the family’s attorneys labeled the death murder. The District Attorney is investigating.
Authorities say that, after struggling with officers and taking an officer’s taser, Brooks pointed it at an officer before the second officer fired and killed him.
The attorneys representing the family of Rayshard Brooks said in a press conference that a taser is not a deadly weapon and called the Atlanta man’s death in a Wendy’s restaurant parking lot a situation of being “murdered on camera.”
The attorneys spoke in front of a large photo of Brooks, who was shot during a confrontation with Atlanta police officers at a Wendy’s restaurant. The shooting has provoked protests throughout the city, and the police chief has stepped down in the wake of it.