Former Atlanta Police Department officer Garrett Rolfe conducting a field sobriety test on 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s restaurant car park in a still image from the video body camera of officer Devin Bronsan in Atlanta, Georgia [Atlanta Police Department/Handout via Reuters]

A judge on Tuesday ruled that the former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks can be free on bond while his case is pending.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jane Barwick set a bond of $500,000 for Garrett Rolfe, who faces charges including felony murder in the killing of Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man. The shooting by the white officer happened against the backdrop of demonstrations nationwide against police brutality and systemic racism after George Floyd died under

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