United States recoils from 'cop killing' in Dallas of Botham Jean


Fox television in Dallas released a story about how police discovered a small amount of marijuana in Jean's apartment after he was murdered. Guyger told investigators that she parked on the wrong floor of her building after returning home from work late that night and she mistakenly entered Jean's apartment, which was right above her third-floor unit.

Shortly after the news station was eviscerated on Twitter by people on both sides of the aisle, they changed their headline.

Another search warrant allowed investigators to collect communications from property management connected to the shooting and seize the logs from access doors and gates and an elevator access door lock as well as a lock audit report for each of their apartments, the WFAA story stated. Guyger was no-billed in that case, meaning she was cleared of all charges.

She said it was dark inside and she thought Jean was a burglar, and that she shot him after he didn't obey her "verbal commands". I want to find out whether her apartment has been searched, whether her vehicle has been searched, and also on the Saturday when we spoke to the Texas Ranger he was saying that there was no reason in his mind that she ought to have been locked up.

At his funeral, Jean was described as an talented and passionate man, who confided to his uncle that he might want to become prime minister of his native Caribbean island country of St. Lucia.

Guyger has been arrested for manslaughter and is out on bond.

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Lawyers for 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean said police were trying to "criminalise the victim".

"This is a question about her using deadly force and whether you could say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there is no reasonable view of what she did", said Eugene O'Donnell, a former police officer and prosecutor who is now a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

He also says they may have included "narcotics" in the search warrant because someone may have already seen it out in the open in the apartment.

Law enforcement officials with direct knowledge of the case told to the Dallas Morning News that evidence from Jean's apartment suggests that Guyger did shoot him from across the room. "It is time to recognize lives matter".

That post may look bad, but the others on her account certainly eclipse it.

"Dallas police needs to send the message that there's no place for a woman like that", Jean family attorney Lee Merritt said in a Friday press conference. "My son's life mattered".