Woman killed by FT Worth PD officer

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Re: Woman killed by FT Worth PD officer

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Post by rtschl » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:37 pm

According to the linked article below it was not dispatched as a wellness call but as an open structure. I read about this on Twitter today from Amy Swearer, a Senior Legal Policy Analyst at Heritage Foundation. She correctly points out that he still violated department policies on use of force and de-escalation. But this does seem to explain why the two officers approached the way they did. I'm sure that will also play in the defense strategy against the charge of murder.

Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus told reporters on Tuesday that Dean was responding to an “open structure call” when he opened fire on Atatiana Jefferson and killed her.

An “open structure” or “open door call” is much different than a wellness check, Michael “Britt” London, president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, told the outlet.

With an “open structure” call, officers are typically on higher alert, as reports could vary from a door accidentally being left unlocked to something more serious like a burglary.


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Not to hijack the thread, but if you don't know who Amy Swearer is, you need to see her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee at the hearing on "Protecting America from Assault Weapons". She decimated the gun grabbers which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9AfhdKLNDA
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Re: Woman killed by FT Worth PD officer

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Post by C-dub » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:51 pm

Unless I missed it somewhere in this thread, a coworker of mine said that he'd seen somewhere that this officer does not have a great history with the FWPD and was reportedly not far from being fired anyway for various reasons. Has someone already brought that up here?
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Re: Woman killed by FT Worth PD officer

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:13 pm

rtschl wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:37 pm
According to the linked article below it was not dispatched as a wellness call but as an open structure. I read about this on Twitter today from Amy Swearer, a Senior Legal Policy Analyst at Heritage Foundation. She correctly points out that he still violated department policies on use of force and de-escalation. But this does seem to explain why the two officers approached the way they did. I'm sure that will also play in the defense strategy against the charge of murder.

Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus told reporters on Tuesday that Dean was responding to an “open structure call” when he opened fire on Atatiana Jefferson and killed her.

An “open structure” or “open door call” is much different than a wellness check, Michael “Britt” London, president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, told the outlet.

With an “open structure” call, officers are typically on higher alert, as reports could vary from a door accidentally being left unlocked to something more serious like a burglary.


https://people.com/crime/officer-shot-a ... rm=7371483


Not to hijack the thread, but if you don't know who Amy Swearer is, you need to see her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee at the hearing on "Protecting America from Assault Weapons". She decimated the gun grabbers which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9AfhdKLNDA
That does at least explain why they responded the way they did. There is still no good reason for the officer to shoot the woman through her window before she even had a chance to know it was cops and not some back yard thugs. invading her home.

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Re: Woman killed by FT Worth PD officer

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Post by carlson1 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:52 am

I have never heard of the Texas Rangers declining to investigate a shooting involving an officer. The Chief in Ft. Worth said that the Texas Rangers declined to investigate. Does anyone have a thought to why that is or has anyone ever heard them declining to investigate before?
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:02 am

carlson1 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:52 am
I have never heard of the Texas Rangers declining to investigate a shooting involving an officer. The Chief in Ft. Worth said that the Texas Rangers declined to investigate. Does anyone have a thought to why that is or has anyone ever heard them declining to investigate before?
The only reason I can think of is if it has become an open and shut case. Maybe the Ft Worth department is handing this in such a way that the Texas Rangers see no need to get involved at this point. I would be willing to bet that there have been other cases that they saw no need to investigate.


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Post by philip964 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:40 pm

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:02 am
carlson1 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:52 am
I have never heard of the Texas Rangers declining to investigate a shooting involving an officer. The Chief in Ft. Worth said that the Texas Rangers declined to investigate. Does anyone have a thought to why that is or has anyone ever heard them declining to investigate before?
The only reason I can think of is if it has become an open and shut case. Maybe the Ft Worth department is handing this in such a way that the Texas Rangers see no need to get involved at this point. I would be willing to bet that there have been other cases that they saw no need to investigate.
Maybe they are waiting till after the election to investigate the murder of a couple in their home in Houston in the “botched” drug raid.


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Post by philip964 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:51 pm

https://news.yahoo.com/texas-ex-police- ... 09428.html

Officer indicted for murder.

New story, but it seems old news.


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Post by LDP » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:02 pm

Murder again?
I hope this officer is smarter than the last one.


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Re: Woman killed by FT Worth PD officer

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Post by O.F.Fascist » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:28 pm



Somebody got the video of Aaron Dean's hiring interview and put this video together. He said he likes action and adventure, wishes he joined the military and see being a police officer as a way to do some of the same things without having to go overseas. I'm not sure if the prosecution can or would use this, but I think it paints the guy in a worse light.

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