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Former Arlington officer found not guilty of criminally negligent homicide in shooting death of woman

Ravi Singh was on trial after he shot and killed 31-year-old Maggie Brooks while responding to a welfare check.

ARLINGTON, Texas — A former Arlington police officer has been found not guilty after he was accused of criminally negligent homicide in the shooting death of a 31-year-old woman in August 2019.

Ravi Singh was on trial after he shot and killed Margarita "Maggie" Brooks while responding to a welfare check. 

Bodycam footage released in August 2019 showed the moment Singh performed a welfare check after Arlington police received a call about a woman passed out on the grass near the Seville Commons shopping center at Cantor Drive and North Collins Street.

As he asks the woman if she's OK, a dog rushes toward him and the officer fires shots. 

One of the bullets struck the woman, who was later identified as Brooks.

Brooks was struck in the chest and later died.

Singh had been indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury for criminally negligent homicide in September 2020 and faced up to two years in prison.

A jury, ultimately, found him not guilty on Monday.

He resigned from the Arlington Police Department in November 2019.

Troy Brooks, Maggie Brooks' father and a long-time Arlington firefighter, reacted to the verdict in disagreement.

"Now there's three kids that have to see that on YouTube everyday, their mother being killed senselessly, and nobody's held responsible for it," Troy Brooks said.

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