Melissa Rolfe, stepmom of cop who shot Rayshard Brooks, fired from mortgage company’s HR dept for ‘hostile’ environment – The Sun

MELISSA Rolfe, the stepmom of the cop who shot Rayshard Brooks, has been fired from a mortgage company's HR dept for creating a "hostile working environment."

The stepmom's employment at Atlanta-based Equity Prime Mortgage was terminated this week.


In a statement released on Thursday, the company said: "As an employer, it is imperative to maintain a safe environment for all employees.

"Melissa Rolfe's termination was a direct result of her actions in the workplace and violation of company policy.

"While working with Melissa as she transitioned to a leave of absence granted by our organization, we discovered she violated company policy and created an uncomfortable working environment for many of our employees.

"As an HR director, she ultimately lost the confidence of her peers, leadership and many employees who no longer felt comfortable engaging with her.

"We value diversity of thought and respect Melissa's personal views and the views of all employees; however, when those views create a hostile working environment, we must make difficult decisions to part ways."

On Tuesday, Georgia congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted a message that she claimed to receive from the stepmom, which read: "My name is Melissa Rolfe. My son is the Atlanta officer currently in the news.

"Our family has been completely devastated by all of this nonsense.

"I have heard how you feel on many topics and agree with you 100%.

"I pray you are victorious. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers."

Just days later, on Friday, the congress hopeful posted a photograph with Melissa with the caption: "Great to visit this morning with Officer Garrett Rolfe's stepmother, Melissa, in my office. Please say prayers for their family."

Melissa's dismissal came after her stepson shot Rayshard Brooks.

Rolfe was charged with felony murder on Wednesday as it emerged video from the scene showed the victim was "kicked while dying" on the ground.

The fired officer, 27, shot Brooks, 27 in the back on June 12 outside a fast-food restaurant in Atlanta, where Brooks had fallen asleep in the drive-through.

The Atlanta cop turned himself in on Thursday and is being held without bond.

He has been moved from the Fulton County Jail to another facility in metro Atlanta due to security considerations, CNN reported.

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