Judge issues gag order in Fort Worth officer's murder trial
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A judge has issued a gag order in the murder trial of a white Fort Worth police officer who shot a black woman in her home.
The order prohibits lawyers and others involved in Aaron Dean's trial from speaking publicly about specifics of the case.
Bodycam footage shows Dean shot 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson through a back window of her home in the early morning. The 35-year-old officer cannot be heard identifying himself as police. He was responding to a call about an open front door.
Dean resigned and was charged with murder soon after the Oct. 12 shooting.
Jefferson's death drew national attention. Judge David Hagerman wrote that the gag order is "necessary in order to prevent imminent and irreparable harm to the judicial process."
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Weslaco chemistry teacher goes all-in on virtual learning, transforms garage into science...
Cameron County officials cautiously optimistic as number of new coronavirus cases drops
Hidalgo County EMS once again offers air ambulance service
McAllen police sergeant honored with customer service award
Hidalgo County Community Service Agency offers assistance to people affected by COVID-19