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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