- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas police officer has been released on bond after being indicted on a count of aggravated assault in the shooting death of a woman.

Christopher Hess turned himself at the Dallas County jail Monday and was released after posting a $250,000 bond. He’s been placed on administrative leave.

The 39-year-old officer is accused in the January death of 21-year-old Genevive Dawes. Authorities say she was driving a stolen car and ignored police commands when she rammed a police cruiser and took other actions that prompted Hess to shoot.

Her family’s supporters say she and a passenger were asleep in the car and weren’t aggressive.

Hess is the first Dallas officer in 43 years to be indicted for an officer-involved shooting that resulted in death.


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