This post covers not my own content, I’m just sharing this notable piece from TownHall.com by Marina Medvin on this case we’ve covered closely here at Law of Self Defense, including here Cases of the Week: June 16, 2020 and here News/Q&A: June 18, 2020.
Officer Garrett Rolfe was maliciously charged with murder and ten other counts in June by then-District Attorney Paul Howard. Last night, Howard was unseated by a tenacious young woman who worked under Howard for 16 years. Fani Willis won in a landslide with 73% of the vote.
If you recall, Paul Howard is a slimy DA who embraced the media frenzy surrounding Rayshard Brooks’ death. Howard conducted a theatrical press conference announcing criminal charges before the Georgia Bureau of Investigation completed an investigation of the shooting. He then audaciously used images from the shooting in his re-election campaign advertisements.
Willis won the DA seat after getting the local police union’s endorsement. She also had a different perspective on how Officer Rolfe’s case should be handled. “I do not have a plan to keep or drop the charges,” she said in an interview leading up to the election. “What I plan to do, is look at all the evidence, look at the facts, and then make charging decisions; but I will do that based on the investigations conducted by the staff there, in the district attorney’s office now, and based on the reports of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.”
You can read the whole thing here:
And in a separate but related story from a week or so ago:
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