U.S. Senate Candidate Royce West Statement on Shooting Death of Atatiana Jefferson by Fort Worth Police

Monday, October 14, 2019

Vince Leibowitz, vince@dawngroup.us, 972-876-6175

DALLAS, Texas—Texas Senator Royce West released the following statement today regarding the tragic shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson, a 28 year-old black woman killed in her own home, by a Fort Worth police officer:

“Right on the heels of the Amber Guyger conviction, yet another black American has been killed by a Texas police officer. Atatiana’s death is a devastating loss, and I mourn alongside her loved ones and the Dallas, Fort Worth community,” West said.

“We must seek justice—there is no other option. I strongly urge the Fort Worth Police Department to complete their investigation with transparency. Our justice system, in times like this, must build faith with its community, and we will be watching closely.”