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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:36 AM

Fort Worth officer released on bond after murder charge

Source: Associated Press

Fort Worth officer released on bond after murder charge

October 15, 2019

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder after shooting a black woman through a window of her home has been released on bond, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure “no stone is left unturned” in the search for answers.

Jail records show Aaron Dean, 34, was out of custody after posting bond Monday night, less than four hours after his arrest in a shooting that began with a call about an open front door. He had been held on $200,000 bond. Earlier in the day he resigned from the force, and the police chief said he would have been fired if he hadn’t.

Police bodycam video showed Dean approaching the door of the home where Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was caring for her 8-year-old nephew early Saturday. He then walked around the side of the house, pushed through a gate into the fenced-off backyard and fired through the glass a split-second after shouting at Jefferson to show her hands.

Dean was not heard identifying himself as police on the video, and Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus said there was no sign Dean or the other officer who responded even knocked on the front door.


Read more: https://apnews.com/5385ac720ba744be963a9fae91a289f6

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:48 AM

1. In some states, like in MO, if you're charged w/ murder, you don't get out on bond...Wow...

this seems messed up...

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