Fort Worth Council votes to name street Atatiana Jefferson Memorial Parkway

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Last night, the Fort Worth City Council agreed to honor the memory of Atatiana Jefferson by changing the name of a street near where she lived and where she was fatally shot in her own home by a former Fort Worth police officer one year ago.

The stretch of East Allen-East Maddox Avenue between I-35W and Highway 287 will now be re-named Atatiana Jefferson Memorial Parkway.

Aaron Dean, the officer who shot her through a window in her own home, resigned. He was charged with murder and indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury.

Dean's trial has been delayed because of the Coronavirus.