ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — In a brief news conference, Tomika Miller, the widow of Rayshard Brooks, and the attorneys representing her in the case against former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe, are calling for a judge to revoke his bond after learning Rolfe reportedly went on vacation in Florida.
The briefing comes after District Attorney Paul Howard called for the bond revocation and weeks after Rolfe’s attorneys filed a motion to have Howard recused from the case.READ MORE: UPDATED: Civil Service Board Says Garrett Rolfe Wrongly Terminated
“It let me know that Officer Rolfe didn’t care about what the judge had laid down, as well as what anyone else would feel,” said Miller. “I’m hurt, and I’m just wondering when justice will be served. It hurts, and something should be done.”
Miller’s attorneys Chris Stewart and Justin Miller also weighed in on the situation.READ MORE: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Appoints Permanent Atlanta Police Chief
“I can’t think of any case where an officer has left the state for vacation,” said Stewart, saying he is concerned it could set a precedent for other officers in similar cases.
Justin Miller said their office confirmed Rolfe did not have permission to leave the state, and they are hoping a judge will move to revoke his bond today.
CW69 has reached out to Rolfe’s attorney, Noah Pines, for comment. He has not responded yet.MORE NEWS: Florida Softball Game Ends In Gunfire, Police Offer Reward For Information