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Fort Worth officer charged with murder, jailed on $200K bond

11 months 6 days 9 hours ago Monday, October 14 2019 Oct 14, 2019 October 14, 2019 10:28 PM October 14, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JAKE BLEIBERG and JILL BLEED
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth police are telling a grieving public that "we feel and understand your anger," after a white officer was charged with murder for shooting a black woman through a window of her home.

Aaron Dean was jailed Monday evening on $200,000 bond. He also resigned from the police department, and the chief said he would have been fired if he didn't quit.

Atatiana Jefferson was shot to death Saturday by Dean, who was responding to a report of an open door.

Sgt. Chris Daniels read a statement Monday night after Dean's arrest in which he pledged that the department's major case and internal affairs units would ensure "no stone is left unturned" in the search for answers.

Earlier, an attorney for Jefferson's family asked why Dean wasn't in handcuffs.

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