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Father of black woman killed by white Texas officer dies

Nov. 10, 2019 12:14 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The father of a black woman fatally shot by a white police officer inside her Fort Worth, Texas, home has died. A spokesman for Marquis Jefferson, Bruce Carter, tells the Dallas Morning News that the father of Atatiana Jefferson suffered a heart attack and died Saturday night at a...

Texas cop who shot woman was critiqued for 'tunnel vision'

Nov. 6, 2019 5:37 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot a black woman in her home last month had been critiqued in a 2018 performance review for missing calls for help over the radio and sometimes having "tunnel vision." Aaron Dean's supervisor commended him in his most recent...

Ex-officer gets 12 years in naked man's fatal shooting

Nov. 1, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer convicted of aggravated assault and other crimes in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, naked man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Robert "Chip" Olsen was responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment...

Judge issues gag order in Fort Worth officer's murder trial

Oct. 31, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge has issued a gag order in the murder trial of a white Fort Worth police officer who shot a black woman in her home. The order prohibits lawyers and others involved in Aaron Dean's trial from speaking publicly about specifics of the case. Bodycam footage shows Dean shot...

Gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting Dove Awards

Oct. 28, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards after they edited out part of his acceptance speech earlier this month in which he called for prayers after a police shooting in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. Franklin...

Hundreds attend funeral of woman shot at home by Texas cop

Oct. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of a black woman fatally shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer. Fort Worth's mayor and interim police chief joined family and mourners from across the country at the service for Atatiana Jefferson on Thursday at Concord Church in Dallas. The...

Funeral rescheduled for woman fatally shot by police at home

Oct. 21, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The funeral has been rescheduled for a woman shot and killed in her home by a Fort Worth police officer. The service for Atatiana Jefferson is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at Concord Church in Dallas. That's after a settlement was reached Monday between members of Jefferson's family....

The Latest: Service canceled for Texas woman shot by police

Oct. 19, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for Atatiana Jefferson (all times local): 10 a.m. A service for a woman shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer has been canceled. Saturday's service for Atatiana Jefferson was to be held at Potter's House Church in Dallas. Church representative Mara...

Sharpton looks to comfort families after police shootings

Oct. 19, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

A life taken at the hands of police. A grieving family. A divided nation. A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. The 65-year-old civil rights activist has become a constant of the Black Lives Matter era with his presence in the pulpit after police shootings of African Americans, showing up in cities like...

Service canceled for Texas woman shot at home by officer

Oct. 19, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A service for a woman shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer that had been scheduled for Saturday was canceled amid a family dispute over funeral arrangements. Atatiana Jefferson's funeral had been set to be held at Potter's House Church in Dallas. Church representative Mara Silverio...