Newly elected Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has decided to hand over the case against former Atlanta officer Garrett Rolfe charged with felony murder in the death of Rayshard Brooks to another prosecutor.
In a letter sent Wednesday to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, Willis cited the conduct of former DA Paul Howard in her request to have the case transferred.
Willis’ request gives Attorney General Carr several options, including assigning the case to another Georgia district attorney. They would be under no obligation to accept, and, considering the controversial nature of the cases, many prosecutors might pass, former DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James told the Journal-Constitution.
Carr could also keep the case for his office to handle, assign it to the prosecuting attorneys council or appoint a special prosecutor.