Jefferson is the Fort Worth woman fatally shot in her own home last Saturday as a police officer investigated an open structure call at her home. The officer who shot Jefferson, Aaron Dean, resigned and was later arrested on a murder charge.
Jefferson’s funeral will be held at The Potter’s House of Dallas at 2 p.m. Saturday. Jakes will deliver the eulogy and Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to give special remarks. NBC 5 has learned that former Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes, who is now with the Sacramento Kings, made arrangements to cover the financial cost of the funeral on Wednesday.
“While her heartbreaking and untimely death has captured the nation’s attention, the funeral will pay tribute to her life as a loving daughter, sister and aunt,” the church said in a news release.
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Twitter Is Not Here For Fort Worth Police's Handling Of The Atatiana Jefferson Case
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We need more than a resignation. We need justice. Join us to call for an independent criminal investigation into the murder of Atatiana Jefferson, appointment of a special prosecutor, and for Aaron Dean to be arrested and charged for her murder. https://t.co/9bh7Ck0YaE https://t.co/9LmY9bhOwX— Rashad Robinson (@rashadrobinson) October 14, 2019
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This is Aaron Dean. The police officer who murdered #AtatianaJefferson— ColorOfChange (@ColorOfChange) October 14, 2019
Why was he allowed to quit? Why was he allowed to scrub the internet of any trace of himself?
As he walks away with his pension surely in hand, who's to say he won't be hired by another police department? pic.twitter.com/D5hRyJTdVn
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Aaron Dean is the name of the killer cop who murdered Atatiana Jefferson in her bedroom whilst next to her nephew.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) October 14, 2019
Instead of being fired, he was allowed to turn in his badge and peacefully resign today.
He needs to be immediately arrested for murder. #AtatianaJefferson
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Officer Aaron Dean who murdered Atatiana Ferguson badge number 4598 has resigned from the Fort Worth Police Department but has not been charged as of yet. Fort Worth you are on the clock.— Cory L. Hughes (@CoryLHughes) October 14, 2019
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Breaking: The Fort Worth Police Officer who murdered #AtatianaJefferson is named Aaron Dean & he’s just resigned.— Simar (@sahluwal) October 14, 2019
Let’s continue to put pressure on DA Sharen Wilson to bring murder charges against him. https://t.co/2TDg7d8gFd
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Atatiana Jefferson’s murderer is Aaron Dean. He was afforded the opportunity to resign from the Fort Worth Police Department after killing a black woman in her home. Atatiana couldn’t afford to *be* a black woman in her own home. Aaron has yet to be arrested for his crime.— Angel Lenise (@angellenise) October 14, 2019
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I hope they realize resignation won't make this murder go away... and I highly doubt the "forgiveness" theatrics will happen again with #AtatianaJefferson family. We're tired of reading headlines like this.— I Manifest 'Ish 🇺🇸 (@PisceanSpirit) October 14, 2019
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I never in my life seen so many skittish and cowardly police officers. Aaron Dean must be held accountable!!!— Jodi Wheeler (@JodiWhe00797444) October 14, 2019
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So, punk ass aaron Dean isn't cooperating with the investigation huh?— Damn mane (@dhoodson) October 14, 2019
Arrest his bitch ass then.
He's not a cop anymore.
Lock him up.