Natalie White, 29, made her first appearance Wednesday in Fulton County, Georgia, magistrate court, and did not make a statement. The judge posted bail of $ 10,000 and ordered White to remain under house arrest with an ankle monitor and stay away from social media.
White’s attorney, Drew Findling, said his client did not start the June 13 fire in Atlanta. He said people sent him a video showing that White did not start the fire.
“This was a totally committed fire. You can see people literally throwing in, what looks like Molotov cocktails, long before she is involved,” Findling said.
When asked by CNN if his client knew Brooks, Findling said, “Yes, but I won’t comment on the scope of their relationship.”
Findling said he wanted to focus on what he called the “tragic and unnecessary death of Rayshard Brooks”, whose funeral was held on Tuesday.
In the body camera video posted by police, Brooks can be heard telling officers who questioned him that Natalie White was his girlfriend.
The protests were sparked after a video posted online
Brooks was shot dead by an Atlanta police officer in Wendy’s parking lot the night of June 12.
After Brooks failed a sobriety test, he got into a fight with officers, grabbed one of his Tasers, and was fatally shot as he ran through the parking lot.
The viewer’s video of the shooting was posted online and sparked protests in the streets around the restaurant.
On Tuesday, the video showed vehicles in the Brooks funeral procession circling through the burned-out restaurant parking lot.
Arrest details not yet available
The officer who shot Brooks, Garrett Rolfe, who has since been fired, faces a felony murder and other charges. He is detained in prison.
Devin Brosnan, the other officer at the scene of the shooting, was charged with aggravated assault and released on his own recognition.
CNN’s Erica Henry, Jamiel Lynch and John Murgatroyd contributed to this report.