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Dallas Officer Surrenders After Being Charged in Death

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    Dallas Officer Surrenders After Being Charged in Death
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    Christopher Hess, inset.

    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 said 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 said 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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