Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson resigns as family calls for his arrest
The resignation came hours before the department intended to terminate Officer Aaron Dean's employment.
Oct. 14, 2019, 1:19 PM CDT / Updated Oct. 14, 2019, 2:16 PM CDT
By Elizabeth Chuck
The Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fatally shot a woman while she was babysitting her nephew
over the weekend resigned Monday, hours before the police department was going to fire him.
Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus announced at a news conference that he intended to end Officer Aaron Dean's employment, but that Dean tendered his resignation first. Dean, who joined the department in April 2018, still faces criminal charges as well as possible civil rights violations, Kraus said.
Dean was initially placed on administrative leave following the killing of victim Atatiana Jefferson, 28. He has not been cooperating with investigators in the case, Kraus said.
"Had the officer not resigned, I would have fired him for violations for several policies, including our use of force policy, our de-escalation policy and unprofessional conduct," Kraus added.
In a separate news conference earlier Monday, Jefferson's family demanded an outside investigation into her death and called for the officer who killed her to be fired.
"This man murdered someone. He should be arrested," Darius Carr, Jefferson's brother, told reporters.
Kraus brought the case to the Texas Rangers, who he said were not inclined to take it up at this point, and to the FBI, which did not immediately say whether it would review it.
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