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News Hundreds attend funeral for Atatiana Jefferson

Hundreds attend funeral for Atatiana Jefferson

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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 Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Pastor Bryan Carter told mourners: “We are tired of talking to our children about police, tired of crying mothers, tired of funerals.”

An officer responding to a call about an open front door shot Jefferson through a back window. The killing sparked outrage and shattered community-police relations in the North Texas city.

The officer who shot her is charged with murder.

Jefferson’s funeral had been set for Saturday but was rescheduled after a family disagreement.


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