Allison Jean, the mother of 26-year-old Botham Jean, said Friday that her son's name was smeared by reports that police found 10.4 grams of marijuana in his apartment. Over half of all Americans have consumed marijuana at some point in their lives and to pretend in any way the possession of a plant that is objectively safer than alcohol or tobacco provides legitimacy to his extrajudicial execution is disgusting and egregious. But the situation was also familiar, another example of how unarmed black men who are victims in police shootings are defamed and made to look like criminals even in death as police investigations unfold, said attorney Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney who represents Jean's family.
The underlying affidavit outlining probable cause for the warrant was sealed by state District Judge Brandon Birmingham.
But, he said, "I've lost faith in the Dallas Police Department and their investigators".
The attorneys also called for Guyger's firing.
Several books were scattered around the unit, including C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters", which was on Jean's bedside table.
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They also said they wanted to see the world-famous Stone Age monument Stonehenge , but decided against it due to the bad weather. They again were recorded in the center of town an hour later and were at the station by 1:50 p.m., two hours after arriving.
There were a few signs of the shooting: blood on the floor and a bullet hole in a wall identified by an evidence marking more than 6 feet high.
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall last week turned over the investigation to the Texas Rangers. He's a college graduate who worked with his alma mater to send students to his home country of St. Lucia for volunteer work.
"He was the light. He loved everybody", said minister Michael Griffin of Singing Hills Church of Christ. Guyger, who does not speak during the video, was later released after posting $300,000 bond.
The fatal shooting happened at the South Side Flats in Dallas, where Guyger and Jean both lived.
Botham Jean was shot and killed by Police Officer Amber Guyger in his apartment earlier this month. In May of 2017, Guyger fired her weapon at a drug offender who engaged in a physical altercation with police and took an officer's Taser. Her apartment is directly beneath Jean's. She heard pounding at the door. The first defense was that Jean reportedly "ignored" Guyger's "verbal commands", which isn't unreasonable since she was in his apartment. He described Jean's death as an avoidable tragedy and said the group wants to know why Guyger has not been fired.
The arrest affidavit for Guyger, filed by a Texas Ranger and based off of Guyger's version of events, claims Guyger "inserted a unique door key, with an electronic chip, into the door key hole".