Stepmother of Atlanta cop charged with shooting dead Rayshard Brooks is fired from her job as a mortgage company's HR director because of employees 'creating a hostile working environment'

Garrett Rolfe's stepmother, Melissa Rolfe, had her employment at the Atlanta-based Equity Prime Mortgage terminated this week, according to a statement from the company on Thursday
The stepmother of the Atlanta police officer charged with murdering Rayshard Brooks has been fired from her job as a HR director of a mortgage company because employees no longer felt comfortable engaging with her. 
Garrett Rolfe's stepmother, Melissa Rolfe, had her employment at the Atlanta-based Equity Prime Mortgage terminated this week, according to a statement from the company on Thursday. 
The statement said Melissa, a HR director, had violated company policy and created an 'uncomfortable' and 'hostile' working environment as she was transitioning to a leave of absence granted by the firm. 
It is not yet clear what Melissa said or did to warrant her firing. 
DailyMail.com has contacted Equity Prime Mortgage for comment.   
'Melissa Rolfe's termination was a direct result of her actions in the workplace and violation of company policy,' the company said. 


'While working with Melissa as she transitioned to a leave of absence granted by our organization, we discovered she violated company policy and created an uncomfortable working environment for many of our employees. 
'As an HR director, she ultimately lost the confidence of her peers, leadership and many employees who no longer felt comfortable engaging with her. 
'We value diversity of thought and respect Melissa's personal views and the views of all employees; however, when those views create a hostile working environment, we must make difficult decisions to part ways.' 
The statement said Melissa, a HR director, had violated company policy and created an 'uncomfortable' and 'hostile' working environment as she was transitioning to a leave of absence granted by the firm
The statement said Melissa, a HR director, had violated company policy and created an 'uncomfortable' and 'hostile' working environment as she was transitioning to a leave of absence granted by the firm
Garrett Rolfe in his mugshot
Rayshard Brooks
News of Melissa's firing came just hours after Rolfe was taken into custody after being charged with felony murder and a string of other charges over Brooks' shooting death last week in a Wendy's parking lot
Georgia congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday tweeted a message she said she received from Melissa in which she called what we happening to her stepson as 'nonsense'.
'My name is Melissa Rolfe. My son is the Atlanta officer currently in the news. Our family has been completely devastated by all of this nonsense,' the message from Melissa read, according to Greene's tweet. 
'I have heard how you feel on many topics and agree with you 100%. I pray you are victorious. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers.'
It is not clear if this message was tied to the decision to fire Melissa.   
Greene has come under fire this week after Facebook videos emerged this week of her making racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic views.
Among the comments was the black people 'are held slaves to the Democratic Party'.
The news of Melissa's firing came just hours after Rolfe was taken into custody after being charged with felony murder and a string of other charges over Brooks' shooting death last week in a Wendy's parking lot.  
Georgia congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday tweeted a message she said she received from Melissa in which she called what we happening to her stepson as 'nonsense'. It is not clear if this message was tied to the decision to fire Melissa
Georgia congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday tweeted a message she said she received from Melissa in which she called what we happening to her stepson as 'nonsense'. It is not clear if this message was tied to the decision to fire Melissa
Body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant on June 12 prior to the shooting
Body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant on June 12 prior to the shooting
Rolfe surrendered to authorities on Thursday evening and is now being held at the Fulton County jail. 
He was fired by the city's police department on Saturday - a day after the shooting in the parking lot of a Wendy's fast food restaurant. 
Rolfe was charged with felony murder and 10 other counts after video showed him shooting Brooks twice in the back with his service handgun after a scuffle in which Brooks stole his taser.   
A second officer on the scene, Devin Brosnan, did not discharge his weapon. He faces a handful of lesser charges, including aggravated assault and violation of his oath.  
The killing of Brooks came amid a national wave of protests sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. That officer, Derek Chauvin, was charged with second-degree murder. Three other Minneapolis police officers have been charged with aiding and abetting.
A private funeral for Brooks is due to take place on Tuesday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the church said in a statement. A public viewing is scheduled for Monday at the church.   

Stepmother of Atlanta cop charged with shooting dead Rayshard Brooks is fired from her job as a mortgage company's HR director because of employees 'creating a hostile working environment' Stepmother of Atlanta cop charged with shooting dead Rayshard Brooks is fired from her job as a mortgage company's HR director because of employees 'creating a hostile working environment' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 21:55 Rating: 5

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