WASHINGTON: A white policeman who shot dead a black Texas woman as she played video games at home with her young nephew has resigned and faces criminal charges, police said Monday (Oct 14). Aaron Dean gunned down 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson from outside her Fort Worth property in the early hours of Saturday as she approached a window to investigate noises outside.The incident, less than two weeks after a white policewoman was jailed for killing a black man in his apartment in nearby Dallas, has sparked a wave of anger in the US, where so-called blue-on-black violence fueled the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.”We are all heartbroken today. Atatiana was a beautiful, smart, amazing young woman by all accounts, who was unjustly taken from her family,” Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price told a news conference.She said an independent panel of experts would review the incident, adding: “As a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, I can’t imagine anything worse and I’m so sorry.”Fort Worth interim police chief Ed Kraus made Dean’s name public, and promised “a thorough and transparent and speedy investigation.””My intent was to meet with him today to terminate his employment with the Fort Worth Police Department. However,… Read full this story
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