The Atlanta police officer charged with murdering Rayshard Brooks has been moved from a jail to a ‘different facility’ due to security concerns.
Garrett Rolfe, who was at Fulton County Jail, is now being held at another center in the metro area, CNN reported.
Rolfe was fired after video captured Brooks, 27, being fatally shot at a Wendy’s drive-thru on Friday, June 12, after he fell asleep in his car.
The cop turned himself in on Thursday and is facing 11 charges including felony murder and aggravated assault.
He is set to appear in court for his arraignment on Friday.
Devin Brosnan, the other officer that was on the scene, has been charged with aggravated assault because he allegedly stood on Brooks’ shoulders as he lay bleeding in the parking lot.
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Former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe (left) was charged with felony murder in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, 27 (right), last week. Rolfe, who was fired as a cop, has been moved from Fulton County Jail to another center in the metro area due to security concerns
After Brooks resisted arrest during a sobriety check gone wrong and grabbed an officer’s taser, Rolfe fire his gun. Pictured: Body cam footage showing the sobriety check
The officers were called to a Wendy’s restaurant last Friday over reports of a car blocking the drive-thru lane.
Brosnan arrived on the scene first and found Brooks alone in his vehicle and apparently asleep.
Brooks moved his car and showed his license, explaining that he had a few drinks at his daughter’s birthday party.
He agreed to a breath test and, minutes later, Rolfe arrived to conduct a sobriety check.
The breathalyzer recorded a 0.108 blood alcohol content level, higher than the 0.08 considered legal to drive in Georgia, but Rolfe didn’t tell Brooks the results.
Rolfe is heard telling Brooks via body camera footage: ‘All right, I think you’ve had too much to drink to be driving. Put your hands behind your back.’
Dashcam video shows that Brooks resisted arrest as Rolfe tried to handcuff him and grabbed a Taser from Brosnan.
As he ran away with Taser, he turned and point the object in his hand and the one of the officer. Just a few seconds later, gunshots are heard.
The death sparked nationwide protests, especially because it occurred less than a month after the death of George Floyd’s death, another black man killed by a white police officer.
Attorneys for Rolfe and Brosnan defended the men’s actions. Brosnan told MSNBC that he had ‘full faith’ in the criminal justice system.
The other officer on the scene, Devin Brosnan, has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly standing on Brooks’ shoulder after the man was shot. Pictured: Brosnan walks out following his release from the Fulton County Jail on Thursday, June 18
Brosnan was released from Fulton County Jail on bond and says he has ‘full faith’ in the criminal justice system. Pictured: Brooks (left) and Brosnan (right) before the fatal shooting
Brosnan, who was released on bond after turning himself in on Thursday, is also facing two counts of violation of oath of office.
Rolfe’s other charges include four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of violation of oath by public office, criminal damage to property in the first degree.
Prosecutors allege that Rolfe kicked Brooks as he was laying on the ground, which the officer denies.
The highest punishment for felony murder is death. However, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard say he is not seeking the death penalty.