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Bond Set For Former Police Officer In Fatal Shooting

(AP) – The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black woman inside her own home in Fort Worth:

A $200,000 bond has been set for a white former police officer jailed in the fatal shooting of a black woman inside the woman’s Fort Worth home.

Aaron Dean was booked Monday evening into the Tarrant County Jail on the murder charge in the death of Atatiana Jefferson.

Jail records do not list an attorney for Dean.

The attorney for the family of a black woman shot and killed in her Fort Worth home by a white police officer says they are “relieved” that the now-former officer has been jailed on a murder charge.

S. Lee Merritt represents the family of Atatiana Jefferson, who police say was fatally shot on Saturday by Officer Aaron Dean. Merritt says the family “needs to see this through to a vigorous prosecution and appropriate sentencing.” He adds that “the city of Fort Worth has much work to do to reform a brutal culture of policing.”

Dean, who resigned from the Fort Worth Police Department before he could be fired, was booked Monday night into the Tarrant County Jail.

 


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