On Friday night 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson was engrossed playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was fatally shot by Fort Worth police. On Monday the officer resigned, hours before police chief Ed Kraus was going to fire him.
Tuesday we found out the murderers name was Aaron Y. Dean. The way Dean handled himself in response to a non-emergency call has grown national attention. Former Fort Worth officer has been charged with murder just days after he pulled the trigger.
The charge came after just hours of the police chiefs decision to conduct a criminal investigation against Dean. Kraus contacted the F.B.I. asking about the possibility of a civil rights investigation.
The video we showed you of the body cam footage has the nation in outrage and leaves the residents of Fort Worth not feeling safe in their own homes.
“Nobody looked at that video and said there was any doubt that this officer acted inappropriately.”
– Chief Ed Kraus
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