The white, now ex-cop, Aaron Dean, who shot and killed a Black woman, Atatiana Jefferson, has been arrested and charged with murder. Earlier in the day, the trigger happy Dean had resigned from Fort Worth PD.
Reportedly, Dean had not been cooperating with the investigation into Jefferson’s murder. Dean had fired into Jefferson’s window with barely a warning while conducting a wellness check. Even with the edited body cam footage released by the police, it was obvious Dean had acted prematurely, leading to Jefferson’s demise.
According to Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus, Dean would have been fired if he had not quit first.
Dean is currently being held at Tarrant County Corrections Center and per CNN has been charged with murder and is being held on $200,000 bond. Despite the appearance of justice moving swiftly, Black Twitter is not falling for the jig.
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We’ve been here before. Peep some of the more poignant reactions below.
The family of Atatiana Jefferson is relieved that Aaron Dean has been arrested & charged with murder. We need to see this through to a vigorous prosecution & appropriate sentencing. The City of Fort Worth has much work to do to reform a brutal culture of policing. pic.twitter.com/IG1nZLo1T5— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) October 15, 2019
Wow. I didn’t see this coming.— Kenny BooYah! (@KwikWarren) October 15, 2019
Former Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean Charged With Murder https://t.co/BWlTf69xio
Aaron Dean has been arrested. It’s a good start. He’s a bad apple. But don’t forget the bunch ... it’s bad too (7 fatal police shootings in under 6 months) And who are picking these apples. There’s blood on their hands too. Accountability in Fort Worth is the long game. pic.twitter.com/mj9evvrk2t— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) October 15, 2019
This is suspected race soldier, Aaron Dean- the man who killed #AtatianaJefferson in her home. Today he resigned from the Ft. Worth police department before he could be fired. So when is he going to be charged for murder?#SayHISname#AaronDean pic.twitter.com/DCMO1XruFm— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) October 14, 2019
This fantasy meme of a faux Trump executing Black Lives Matter drops the same weekend we learn of a 2nd shooting by police of an innocent black person inside their own home. To say nothing of the real threats to journalists & mass shootings including in church. #AtatianaJefferson https://t.co/os9rqLFC90— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) October 14, 2019
#AtatianaJefferson, 28.... Is yet another life added to the ever growing roster of Black lives senselessly taken for "living while Black". At home. Playing video games with her nephew. It cannot be excused. It cannot be prayed away... https://t.co/WChtUm95vv pic.twitter.com/GQwD4gzXdw— Viola Davis (@violadavis) October 14, 2019
Aaron Dean is the name of the killer cop who murdered Atatiana Jefferson in her bedroom whilst next to her nephew.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) October 14, 2019
Instead of being fired, he was allowed to turn in his badge and peacefully resign today.
He needs to be immediately arrested for murder. #AtatianaJefferson
Jerry & I talk w/our sons abt race in America, normally abt the awareness they need as black MEN in this country. But this wk is different. Today, my sons r looking at me -their black mother- in concern. They hear of #AtatianaJefferson & recognize that she is me. And I am her💔— Priscilla Shirer (@PriscillaShirer) October 14, 2019
On Saturday, a white Fort Worth police officer shot and killed #AtatianaJefferson in her own home while performing a welfare check.— Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez (@cristinafortx) October 14, 2019
This is the seventh time since June 1 that Forth Worth police have shot a civilian.
Black lives matter. We need justice. Here’s what we can do:
If many of the 18,000 police departments train thousands of police to “shoot first and ask questions later,” based on their stereotyped “fears“ of Black people,— Cornell William Brooks (@CornellWBrooks) October 15, 2019
we can’t rest with the arrest of the murderer of #AtatianaJefferson . https://t.co/1R4KNeziOS
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price says “absolutely nothing can justify” what happened in #AtatianaJefferson shooting, reiterating, “absolutely nothing.” She also speaks against the police department’s move to release pictures of her gun in the home, saying that was “irrelevant.”— Allison Harris (@allison__news) October 14, 2019