Carolyn Ruff, an activist from Chicago, yells inside the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center Dec. 15 following the guilty verdict of Aaron Dean, a former Fort Worth Police Department officer who shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson inside her home in 2019. Dean was found guilty of manslaughter. on Dec. 15. (Cristian ArguetaSoto | Fort Worth Report)

I captured my favorite image of the week on Dec. 15. 

The Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center housed the trial of former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, who shot and killed Fort Worth resident Atatiana Jefferson in 2019.

The jury’s verdict, finding Dean guilty of manslaughter, caused an emotional reaction from activists and Jefferson’s family.

In this image, Carolyn Ruff, an activist from Chicago, screams in the hallway outside the courtroom where the verdict was read. 

The photo captures the stakes of this monumental case, and the impact that Jefferson’s death continues to have on Fort Worth.

  • Benson Gillis makes his disappointment about the verdict heard through his megaphone

From Team USA para bowling to the reading of Aaron Dean’s trial, our photojournalist at the Fort Worth Report captures the diversity of events through images of the week. If you have events or photo opportunities, contact community engagement journalist Cristian ArguetaSoto at or on Twitter.

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Cristian ArguetaSotoCommunity Engagement Journalist

Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...