ATLANTA (CNM) – Atlanta police officers are walking out in protest of the criminal charges filed against former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe.
Earlier today, Rolfe, who was fired after shooting of 27-year-old of Rayshard Brooks, was charged with 11 criminal offenses, including felony murder. There have been numerous reports of officers walking out of departments and calling out. There was one report of an officer running out of his department building in his underwear, screaming “Unfair!” over and over again at the top of his lungs.
Atlanta officer George Darren, while speaking to reporters outside of his home, says he will not return to work unless the charges are dropped and Garrett Rolfe is given his job back.
“Enough’s enough!” Officer Darren said. “This is unfair! He was drunk, and resisting arrest! The man stole a police weapon! Yes, it was deployed and non-lethal. Yes, the officers knew that. Yes, they had his car and could have impounded it. Yes, they had his address and could have arrested him when he returned home. Yes, they didn’t provide appropriate medical attention after they shot him. Yes, he had his back turned and wasn’t an immediate threat to anyone’s life. But this is unfair! Unfair!”
Darren promised to call out everyday these officers weren’t reinstated. “Just because it wasn’t absolutely necessary to kill him, doesn’t mean he should face consequences. I wouldn’t have taken this job if that were the case! You cannot do this job without shooting people you don’t have to shoot!”
More walkouts are expected in the next few days. There are rumors that these walk-outs aren’t happening, but we’ve decided to publish this article as is for the people.