POLL: Officer Who Killed Rayshard Brooks Granted $500K Bond

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This screen grab taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Garrett Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy’s restaurant, late Friday, June 12, 2020, in Atlanta. Rolfe has been fired following the fatal shooting of Brooks and a second officer has been placed on administrative duty. (Atlanta Police Department via AP)

The former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks was granted a $500,000 bond on Tuesday.

A judge granted bond to 27-year-old Garrett Rolfe. He’s now required to wear an ankle monitor and has a curfew. He has to observe a 6am-6pm curfew while awaiting trial. A trial date has not been set.

Rolfe is facing felony murder charges after shooting Brooks during a confrontation in a Wendy’s parking lot on June 12th.  He was fired by Atlanta PD shortly after.

What kind of police reforms might have prevented an incident like this from happening?

POLL: The former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks was granted a $500,000 bond on Tuesday. Is that enough? https://tinyurl.com/y7wp6bql

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