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Ex-Atlanta officer who killed Rayshard Brooks out of jail after posting bond

Ex-Atlanta officer who killed Rayshard Brooks out of jail after posting bond
Posted at 7:51 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 10:51:08-04

ATLANTA —The former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks on June 12 has been released from jail after posting bond, local TV stations WXIA and WGCL report.

A judge on Tuesday set a bond of $500,000 for Garrett Rolfe, who faces charges including felony murder in the killing of the 27-year-old Black man.

WXIA reports that Rolfe will now have to wear an ankle monitor, surrender his passport, adhere to a curfew, and he can’t possess a firearm.

In a statement obtained by WXIA and WGCL, attorneys representing the Brooks family said they’re disappointed that Rolfe was granted bond, but they understand it’s just one step in a long quest for justice.

Rolfe fatally shot Brooks in the back when Brooks fired a Taser in his direction while running away after a struggle on. Rolfe is white.

Felony murder convictions are punishable by a minimum sentence of life in prison.

The shooting happened against the backdrop of demonstrations nationwide over police brutality.