Fort Worth cop who shot woman dead had 2004 assault charge
FORT WORTH, Texas — A Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a woman in her home last month was charged with simple assault while a college student in 2004.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Aaron Dean discussed the misdemeanor charge during a 2017 police department job interview.
The 35-year-old officer resigned in October. He’s facing a murder charge for shooting 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson through a back window of her home.
In a recording the paper obtained of Dean’s interview, he says a woman reported him to police after he “stroked” her breast in a University of Texas at Arlington library.
Dean told the interviewing officers it was inappropriate, that he pleaded no-contest and paid a fine.
The charge wouldn’t prevent Dean from becoming an officer under Fort Worth’s civil service regulations.
Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com