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Rehired Cop After the sleeping dad wakes, shoot him at his back and kill him.

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Officer Garrett Rolfe is back on the police force after being fired for shooting a fleeing man in the back. The Atlanta Civil Service Board ruled that the city did not give him the right to due process. The death of 27-year-old George Brooks has already caused a massive backlash in the city. The other officer involved in the encounter, Devin Brosnan, has been charged with aggravated assault and violating his oath. Both officers are free on bond and their lawyers have said their clients acted appropriately in the incident. The decision will likely cause further outrage in the Atlanta community, which is already on edge after the death of George Floyd, a black man who fell asleep in the drive-thru of a Wendy's restaurant in July. The officer who shot Brooks was fired the next day and is currently facing murder charges for his actions. The city's mayor said firing the officer was the "right thing to do" in a statement Wednesday. Atlanta police responded to a call of a

Cops Wake Up Sleeping Father in Wendy’s, Shoot Him in The Back, Killing Him

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One would think that with the  recently heightened tensions  between police and the citizens, that police would attempt to tone down their escalation tactics. Sadly, however, as the tragic case out of Atlanta illustrates, one would be wrong. Another black man was killed this weekend after he fell asleep in the drive-thru of a Wendy’s restaurant. The death of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old father from Atlanta has already caused a massive backlash in the city. Amid immediate protests sparked over the weekend, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned her position. The officer, identified as Garrett Rolfe, who shot Brooks in the back twice as he ran away has also been fired. Another officer involved in the encounter, Devin Brosnan, has been placed on administrative duty. “There is a clear distinction between what you can do and what you should do,” Mayor  Keisha Lance Bottoms  said in a news conference Saturday. “I do not believe this was a justified use of deadly force.” Nei