Garrett Rolfe will remain on administrative leave until the criminal charges against him are resolved, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said.
Garrett Rolfe's lawsuit was filed the same day that prosecutors filed a motion to revoke his bond, citing an alleged travel violation.
Former officer Garrett Rolfe faces 11 charges, including felony murder, after fatally shooting Brooks. Devin Brosnan was charged with aggravated assault.
“I hope he gets a fair shake because police have not been treated fairly in our country,” the president said of the former officer charged with murder.
Former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe has been charged with felony murder, along with 10 other charges
Ex-police officer Garrett Rolfe faces 11 charges for shooting Brooks in the back as the Black man ran from an arrest.
"The Daily Show" host revealed the common thread of "ifs" in high-profile police killings of Black people.
The movie mogul and Atlanta resident stepped in to help the family of the 27-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer.
The officer who shot and killed Brooks was fired and another placed on administrative duty. His death has prompted renewed protests over police brutality.
Roughly 150 protesters marched outside an Atlanta Wendy’s restaurant to protest the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks by a white police officer.