A civil service board has reinstated an Atlanta cop fired after he shot and killed a Black man who failed a sobriety test and ran from police last year outside of a Wendy’s fast food restaurant. Officer Garrett Rolfe not only shot Rayshard Brooks on June 12, 2020, but one of the cops on the scene then stood on Brooks’ shoulder. Both of the officers waited two minutes and 12 seconds before calling for help, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said last year when he announced criminal charges against the officers. Atlanta’s Civil Service Board based its decision to reinstate Rolfe on provisions in the city’s code, according to an order 11 Alive obtained.
"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," the board ordered on Wednesday. "Therefore, the Board GRANTS the Appeal of Garrett Rolfe and revokes his dismissal as an employee of the APD."