The fired Atlanta Police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot last summer has been reinstated by the Atlanta Civil Service Board. Officer Garrett Rolfe still faces murder charges in the killing of Brooks.

The review board released its decision Wednesday, stating: “Due to the City’s failure to comply with several provisions of the Code and the information received during witnesses’ testimony, the Board concludes the Appellant was not afforded his right to due process. Therefore, the Board GRANTS the Appeal of Garrett Rolfe and revokes his dismissal as an employee of the APD.”

The board hears the appeals of firings and other employment actions taken against public city employees. A City of Atlanta statement said Rolfe would be placed on administrative leave until his criminal charges are resolved.

Atlanta board reverses firing of officer charged in Rayshard Brooks’ death


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