Atlanta cop who shot dead Rayshard Brooks in the drive-thru lane of a Wendy's during a DUI arrest sues the city's mayor and police chief claiming they 'violated his civil rights' after he was fired without an investigation

Former Atlanta cop Garrett Rolfe (pictured) who shot dead Rayshard Brooks is suing the mayor and police chief claiming they 'violated his civil rights' after he was fired without an investigation
Former Atlanta cop Garrett Rolfe (pictured) who shot dead Rayshard Brooks is suing the mayor and police chief claiming they 'violated his civil rights' after he was fired without an investigation
The former Atlanta cop who shot dead Rayshard Brooks in the drive-thru lane of a Wendy's during a DUI arrest is suing the mayor and police chief claiming they 'violated his civil rights' after he was fired without an investigation.
Garrett Rolfe, 27, filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court Tuesday - the same day prosecutors asked a judge to revoke his bond saying he has violated the terms of his release by traveling to Florida without permission.
The white cop was fired from the Atlanta Police Department back on June 13 - one day after he shot 27-year-old black man Brooks twice in the back as he ran from officers outside the fast food joint. 
Rolfe was charged with felony murder and 10 other offenses over the shooting death of the unarmed father-of-four. 
Brooks' slaying sparked protests in Atlanta and the Wendy's was burned to the ground as demonstrators called for an end to police brutality and systemic racism which had already been fueled by the Memorial Day 'murder' of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 
Brooks (pictured) was shot dead in the drive-thru lane of an Atlanta Wendy's by Rolfe during a DUI arrest back on June 12. Prosecutors on Tuesday asked a judge to revoke Rolfe's bond saying he has violated the terms of his release by traveling to Florida without permission
Brooks (pictured) was shot dead in the drive-thru lane of an Atlanta Wendy's by Rolfe during a DUI arrest back on June 12. Prosecutors on Tuesday asked a judge to revoke Rolfe's bond saying he has violated the terms of his release by traveling to Florida without permission
Rolfe is now suing Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Interim Police Chief Rodney Bryant, saying his firing violated his constitutional rights and the city code.
The disgraced cop was fired 'without an investigation, without proper notice, without a disciplinary hearing, and in direct violation of the municipal code of the City of Atlanta,' the suit claims. 
This comes as prosecutors also filed a motion Tuesday to revoke Rolfe's bond, saying he traveled to Florida without permission. 
The bond order 'expressly states that the Defendant is only allowed to leave home for medical, legal, or work related obligations,' the motion says.
Rolfe was released from jail on bail on July 1 after posting $500,000 bond.
A Georgia judge ruled he could be free while awaiting trial because she did not believe the former officer was a danger to the community or a flight risk.
However his release is subject to numerous conditions, including that he wears an ankle monitor and obeys a curfew.
Garrett Rolfe (pictured in mug)
Devin Brosnan (pictured in mug)
Rolfe (pictured left in mug) faces 11 charges including felony murder while fellow cop Devin Brosnan (right in mug) was charged with aggravated assault and violating his oath
Rolfe's lawsuit over his firing comes after his attorneys said in a court filing that Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard (pictured) has repeatedly made comments to inflame public sentiment against the ex-cop and called for him to be removed from the case
Rolfe's lawsuit over his firing comes after his attorneys said in a court filing that Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard (pictured) has repeatedly made comments to inflame public sentiment against the ex-cop and called for him to be removed from the case 
Rolfe's lawsuit over his firing is the latest attempt from the suspected murderer to discredit the investigation, following his calls for the district attorney prosecuting his case to be removed.  
In a court filing last month, Rolfe's attorneys said Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard has repeatedly made comments to inflame public sentiment against the ex-cop, has issued contradictory statements about whether a stun gun is a deadly weapon and is under investigation himself. 
'Paul Howard has systematically sought to deprive Garrett Rolfe of a fair trial and impartial jury since the day he announced his decision to arrest Garrett Rolfe,'  attorneys Noah Pines and William Thomas Jr wrote.
Howard announced charges against Rolfe less than five days after the killing. 
Lawyers for Rolfe and his fellow officer charged in the shooting - Devin Brosnan - have said both of their actions were justified.
Brooks was killed on June 12 as he ran from the two cops in the Wendy's drive-thru. 
Bodycam footage of the incident shows the black man being approached by the officers after he was found asleep at the wheel of his car.   
The cops and Brooks are seen having a calm conversation for more than 40 minutes before a struggle breaks out when the officers tried to arrest him.
Brooks then reached for and grabbed one of the officer's Tasers and ran away.
He was shot twice by Rolfe when he turned to fire the Taser in Rolfe's direction.   
An autopsy found he was shot twice in the back.
Rolfe faces 11 charges in total while Brosnan, 26, - who was placed on desk duty by the force - was charged with aggravated assault and violating his oath and is also free on bond.  
The Atlanta police chief stepped down from the force less than 24 hours after the shooting. 
Bodycam footage (above) showed the moments leading up to Brooks death. Brooks ran away and was shot twice by Rolfe when he turned to fire the Taser in Rolfe's direction
Bodycam footage (above) showed the moments leading up to Brooks death. Brooks ran away and was shot twice by Rolfe when he turned to fire the Taser in Rolfe's direction

Atlanta cop who shot dead Rayshard Brooks in the drive-thru lane of a Wendy's during a DUI arrest sues the city's mayor and police chief claiming they 'violated his civil rights' after he was fired without an investigation Atlanta cop who shot dead Rayshard Brooks in the drive-thru lane of a Wendy's during a DUI arrest sues the city's mayor and police chief claiming they 'violated his civil rights' after he was fired without an investigation Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 09:18 Rating: 5

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