City of Fort Worth proposes settlement in Atatiana Jefferson lawsuit

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The family of Atatiana Jefferson is getting a little more closure. A Fort Worth officer killed Jefferson in her home in 2019. Now, the city is facing a lawsuit…

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A Fort Worth officer, Aaron Dean, fatally shot Jefferson in her home back in 2019 while performing a welfare check.City officials said they've reached a $3.5 million settlement for part of the lawsuit.

The city said a lump sum would go into a trust fund for Carr for his current needs and living expenses.He'd also get payments until he's 40 years old.Bob Ray Sanders, community member, said it's an important milestone. Sanders is a former co-chair of the Fort Worth task force on race and culture, which recommended that the city create a police oversight committee and a police monitor position.

“Money doesn’t solve everything, but it is acknowledgment by the city, if they accept this resolution to the problem, that, listen—the city was wrong," he said.

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