The former Atlanta police officer who was charged in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks went on vacation while out on bond, and now the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office wants his bond revoked.
On June 29, Garrett Rolfe was granted a $500,000 bond under specific conditions, which included Rolfe being required to wear an ankle monitor, turn over his passport and comply with a given curfew. But it looks like Rolfe didn’t quite follow the rules. According to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, Rolfe left for vacation on Aug. 2. The motion filed on Tuesday revealed that his ankle bracelet is tracking his location to Daytona Beach.
His bond only allows him to “leave home for medical, legal, or work-related obligations.” However, Rolfe’s lawyers responded to the DA, saying that the judge’s orders do not specifically say he cannot travel out-of-state. Brooks was fatally shot on June 12 while at a Wendy’s restaurant on University Ave new in Southeast Atlanta. Police were told that a car was blocking the restaurant’s drive-thru lane. A dashcam captured the struggle between Brooks and officers.
Brooks tried to take off after police tried to handcuff him. According to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, the footage showed Brooks grabbing the taser, running, and shooting it at the officer. As Brooks attempted to flee, he was shot twice in the back. Rolfe claimed that he was scared for his life and others’ safety, which he said justified him in killing Brooks.
The 26-year-old ex-officer faces a charge of aggravated assault and two counts of violating his oath of office. No details about when a hearing on the DA’s motion to revoke has been revealed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀