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Former Fort Worth police officer, Aaron Dean has been charged with murder.
Dean shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson while she was in her own home with her nephew. Earlier today, we reported that Dean had resigned from his position and stripped of his gun and badge.
According to the interim Police Chief Ed Kraus stated that “if Dean had not resigned, he would have been fired for several policy violations, including the department’s use of force and de-escalation policies, and unprofessional conduct.”
Jefferson’s family lawyer made a statement about the recent news.
The family of Atatiana Jefferson is relieved that Aaron Dean has been arrested & charged with murder. We need to see this through to a vigorous prosecution & appropriate sentencing. The City of Fort Worth has much work to do to reform a brutal culture of policing. pic.twitter.com/IG1nZLo1T5
— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) October 15, 2019
The former officer was responding to a 911 welfare check when he murdered Jefferson.