Atatiana Jefferson's death highlights a long history of police violence in Fort Worth, and the community says it's time for a 'reckoning'

Posted On: Oct 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Atatiana Jefferson's death highlights a long history of police violence in Fort Worth, and the community says it's time for a 'reckoning'

Atatiana Jefferson , 28, was shot and killed by Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean early Saturday morning.
Dean has since resigned from the force and has been charged with murder .
Five fatal police shootings have taken place in Fort Worth since June, before Jefferson's death.
S. Lee Merritt, a civil rights lawyer who is representing Jefferson's family told The New York Times that there "needs to be a reckoning" to change the police culture in Fort Worth.
Lee Muhammad, a student minister and local community leader, told Insider that community members feel unsafe.
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Atatiana Jefferson's death marks the sixth death by a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas , since June. Community members have had enough.
Jefferson, 28, was shot and killed by Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean early Saturday morning after a neighbor called a non-emergency police line just after 2 a.m. asking for a wellness check because his niece noticed Jefferson's front door was open.
Dean has since...

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