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Fort Worth officer released on bond after being charged with murder of Atatiana Jefferson

The former officer resigned from the force on Monday (Oct. 14).

(Tarrant County Jail via AP)

On Monday (Oct. 14), Fort Worth officer, Aaron Dean, resigned from the force after fatally shooting a black woman, Atatiana Jefferson, inside her home. Although the former officer was arrested shortly after, on Tuesday (Oct. 15), Dean was released on bond.

According to USA Today, Dean was released on a $200,000 bond after being charged with murder. Later today, a police conference is expected to be held in which the unfortunate issue will be discussed.

As previously reported, James Smith called a non-emergency police number to report that doors to a home were unlocked, which he believed to be unusual. After arriving at the scene, Dean appeared to have seen a figure through the window and yelled, “Put your hands up! Show me your hands!” Shortly after, Dean fired a single shot, which ultimately killed Jefferson.

After learning the news of Jefferson’s death, Smith stated that he regrets getting the authorities involved. “I’m shaken. I’m mad. I’m upset. And I feel it’s partly my fault,” he said. “If I had never dialed the police department, she’d still be alive.”

Understandably, many have shared their concerning thoughts regarding the situation. “The police union bailed out Aaron Dean. His bail? $200,000. #AtianaJefferson life was taken by this murderer and these cops have their blood on their hands,” one user wrote.

Another added, “I feel like their trying to desensitize us to the death of our own people. We see this shit every day and each time it’s less call to action, this isn’t a healthy cycle, it’s like we keep watching the Rodney King situation replay a million times #ataianaJefferson.”

After the news went viral that Dean was charged with murder, many believed that this was a step in the right direction. REVOLT TV will provide more updates as the case continues to unfold.

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