OtherGround Forums Tx. police kill woman while checking welfare

10/12/19 10:29 PM
5/22/05
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At least they won't have to do any more welfare checks in this neighborhood:

A white Fort Worth officer fatally shot a black woman inside her home early Saturday after police were called to the house to do a welfare check, according to police and the neighbor who called them.

Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was killed in a bedroom, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police released a statement Saturday afternoon saying officers responded at 2:25 a.m. to a report the front door of a home was open in the 1200 block of East Allen Avenue. James Smith, who called a non-emergency police number, said he saw the doors were open and the lights were on, which struck him as unusual. He knew Jefferson, his neighbor, was home with her 8-year-old nephew.

Police parked around the corner, so the woman could not see them, according to Smith, 62. About 15 minutes later, he said, he heard a loud bang and saw several more officers rush inside.

Body camera video released by police on Saturday shows two police officers using flashlights to check the perimeter of the home, inspecting multiple doors that are open with a screen door closed. In the back of home, one officer appears to see a figure through a dark window, and he quickly twists his body to the left.

“Put your hands up! Show me your hands!” he shouts through the window, his gun drawn. He then fires a single shot through the window.

He does not identify himself as a police officer in the video.

Police said that the officer, who joined the department in April 2018, saw a person standing inside the home near a window.

“Perceiving a threat, the officer drew his duty weapon and fired one shot striking the person inside the residence,” the statement said. “Officers entered the residence locating the individual and a firearm and began providing emergency medical care.”

Police released photos of a gun they said that they found in a bedroom at the house. Police did not say whether Jefferson was holding the weapon when the officer shot her.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/fort-worth/article236067328.html
10/12/19 10:32 PM
9/29/13
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Goons

10/12/19 10:33 PM
12/2/05
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Sounds fucking terrible.
10/12/19 10:35 PM
3/14/04
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Lol. ... When will people learn that the most likely outcome of calling the cops to do a welfare check is that they shoot the person whose welfare they are supposed to be ensuring?

I wonder how long they searched the house desperate to find a gun or anything else they could claim was a weapon?
10/12/19 10:35 PM
12/25/05
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That cop should be fired and charged with murder.
10/12/19 10:36 PM
3/14/04
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densefog - 

In for cop on trial.


Nothing will happen to the cop.
10/12/19 10:36 PM
5/22/05
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The best bit is the shit for brain cops releasing photos of a gun in a bedroom as if that means anything in Texas.
10/12/19 10:36 PM
1/25/04
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Fucking terrible. They found a gun in the room? Well, yeah, she probably got her gun when she saw people trying to enter her house and creeping around her yard.

10/12/19 10:38 PM
1/25/04
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angryinch - Lol. ... When will people learn that the most likely outcome of calling the cops to do a welfare check is that they shoot the person whose welfare they are supposed to be ensuring?

I wonder how long they searched the house desperate to find a gun or anything else they could claim was a weapon?

Do you have any stats to back up that claim?

10/12/19 10:41 PM
1/1/01
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How about announcing you are the police and making your patrol vehicles, lights and sirens visible, instead of sneaking in.
10/12/19 10:43 PM
3/14/04
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Jack Carter - 
angryinch - Lol. ... When will people learn that the most likely outcome of calling the cops to do a welfare check is that they shoot the person whose welfare they are supposed to be ensuring?

I wonder how long they searched the house desperate to find a gun or anything else they could claim was a weapon?

Do you have any stats to back up that claim?


No but a quick Google search for shot during Police welfare check brings up 3 different incidents since August on just the first page of search results.
10/12/19 10:43 PM
3/14/04
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Liyon - How about announcing you are the police and making your patrol vehicles, lights and sirens visible, instead of sneaking in.

What fun would that be? They wouldn't be able to play Rambo if they did that.
10/12/19 10:45 PM
2/7/09
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Liyon - How about announcing you are the police and making your patrol vehicles, lights and sirens visible, instead of sneaking in.

But then it's so hard to catch people doing bad things.

10/12/19 10:48 PM
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10/12/19 10:52 PM
3/14/04
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banco - x

They are desperate to find a weapon they can claim she threatened them with.
10/12/19 10:58 PM
1/1/01
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seems like a good way to get rid of someone you don't like, call in a welfare check on them. coming up next red flag calls.

i am very concerned about my MIL, she has been feeling very down lately and i think she owns a gun. the cops need to check on her.

 

(this is better than SWATing)

10/12/19 10:58 PM
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Goddam

Edited: 10/12/19 11:21 PM
7/24/16
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Wonder where he'll take his family for the cushy paid vacantion he's about to get? 

10/12/19 11:11 PM
10/8/07
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It was a welfare check, why are those cops trying to hide their cars? Try knocking on the open door, or try communicating to whoever through the front door entrance.

Cop should go to prison for this. But it's texas and she's black and they've already made a video with stills of a gun, so the cop already has his defense just in case he goes to trial.

Edited: 10/12/19 11:19 PM
2/27/13
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banco -x

Wow, that looks terrible. How the hell is the occupant meant to know what is going on.

10/12/19 11:23 PM
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Banjaxo - 
banco -x

Wow, that looks terrible. How the hell is the occupant meant to know what is going on.


Doesn't look like any welfare check I've ever seen or heard of.
10/12/19 11:24 PM
3/14/04
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Looks more like a couple of hired hit men carrying out a job.
10/12/19 11:26 PM
3/21/12
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That was creepy how they were purposely being quiet
10/12/19 11:31 PM
5/15/06
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They just throw the race around  heavy in that article. 

10/13/19 12:00 AM
2/15/13
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Not sure how her being black has anything to do with this. In the time he shot her there is no way he could determine her race. I guess according to this news site this story wouldn’t matter as much if the victim was white.

 

cops love welfare checks, it’s an excuse to trespass on private property and sniff around for that constant scent of marijuana that seems to follow cops around