(AP) – Fort Worth police are telling a grieving public that “we feel and understand your anger,” after a white officer was charged with murder for shooting a black woman through a window of her home.
Aaron Dean was jailed Monday evening on $200,000 bond. He also resigned from the police department, and the chief said he would have been fired if he didn’t quit.
Atatiana Jefferson was shot to death Saturday by Dean, who was responding to a report of an open door.
Sgt. Chris Daniels read a statement Monday night after Dean’s arrest in which he pledged that the department’s major case and internal affairs units would ensure “no stone is left unturned” in the search for answers.
Earlier, an attorney for Jefferson’s family asked why Dean wasn’t in handcuffs.