Cop Who Killed Texas Woman Wasn’t Doing Welfare Check

Seems the police officer who killed Atatiana Jefferson wasn’t told to do a welfare check, CNN reports. Authorities say a neighbor’s worried phone call was relayed to dispatch as an “open-structure call”—meaning it could have been an abandoned house, door left open, or even a burglary. “The information came from the neighbor to the call-takers and while it was relayed to the dispatch, it was determined to be an open structure call,” said Fort Worth interim Police Chief Ed Kraus earlier this week. Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, who fatally shot Jefferson through her window Oct. 12, has resigned and been charged with murder.

 

 

Article URL : https://www.newser.com/story/281936/cop-who-killed-texas-woman-wasnt-doing-welfare-check.html

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