US Rayshard Brooks: Former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe granted $500,000 bond
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A Fulton County judge granted bond to a former Atlanta police officer charged with murder in the shooting of Rayshard Brooks.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jane Barwick issued a $500,000 bond for Garrett Rolfe. Barwick said Rolfe’s ties to the community have been demonstrated to the court’s satisfaction in regards to being not a flight risk.
The bond does come with the following conditions.
- Must wear an ankle monitor
- Will have a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with exceptions for work, legal or medical
- Must surrender his passport
- He will not be allowed to possess or carry any firearms
- Will not have any contact with family members of Rayshard Brooks or any witnesses, including the three other victims in the case
- Will not have any contact with other police officers
WATCH Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m. for LIVE coverage of the bond hearing
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Defense attorneys Bill Thomas and Noah Pines argued for Rolfe’s character and against him being a flight risk. Thomas said 28 character letters were submitted to the state on Rolfe’s behalf.
The attorneys requested a $50,000 to $100,00 signature bond. The state had asked for a bond of $1 million with conditions.
Rucker says cell phone records show in the minutes after— Nicole Carr (@NicoleCarrWSB) shooting, there were multiple text messages b/t Rolfe and four different APD officers, but State can’t review bc Rolfe’s attorneys won’t hand over passcode.Rolfe lawyer cites right to remain silent
Rolfe ison University Avenue after he fought with officers and took their taser.
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Rayshard Brooks, 27, was fatally shot in a Wendy's parking lot on June 12. His funeral will be on Tuesday.Brooks, a 27-year-old husband, father and stepfather, was running away from two officers on the night of June 12 when he died from two bullets to the back.
Brooks’ widow Tomika Miller gave a victim impact statement during the hearing. Miller told the court she has trouble sleeping and that she would not be able to mentally handle Rolfe being granted bond.
“My husband did not deserve to die and I should not have to live in fear while waiting for the man who killed my husband to be tried in court,” Miller said. “My husband wasn’t perfect, but he didn’t deserve to die.”
$ 500,000 bail for a police officer charged with the murder of an African-American in Atlanta .
According to the official autopsy, the victim died after being shot twice in the back. © Handout © 2019 AFP Portrait of agent Garrett Rolfe provided on June 14, 2020 by the Atlanta police The American justice system fixed Tuesday at half a million dollars the bail of a former white police officer in Atlanta charged with murder for killing a young black man, Rayshard Brooks, during an arrest.