Last week Rolfe’s lawyers told the Darwin Supreme Court that the comments and publicity contained “significant inaccuracies” and are “mischievous and inflammatory”.
The crown argued body-worn footage would counter any prejudice.
The Northern Territory's only other Supreme Court is in Darwin, about 1,500 kilometres from the community of Yuendumu where Kumanjayi Walker died.
The family of the Yuendumu teen said they were “emotionally prepared” for the decision.
“There are quiet a few emotions especially around the accessibility of people not being able to get to Darwin,” Samara Fernandez, Kumanjayi Walker’s cousin, told SBS News.
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“But I think for the most part everyone is ok with that outcome, because we have been aware that this could be the case and so we were prepared.”
The family had initially opposed the move from Alice Springs Supreme Court, in the lead up to the decision but said distance won’t stop them from attending the trial.
“Initially we did want it in Alice because it’s easier to travel there,” said Ms Fernandez.
“But because we knew this was a possibility, at least we have the six months to plan how to get up there and get as many people as we can up there.”
Acting Justice Dean Mildren said the trial will commence at the Darwin Supreme Court late July 2021.