USA recoils from 'cop killing' in Dallas of Botham Jean


Meanwhile, the search warrant for Jean's apartment - filed on September 7, two days before Guyger was interviewed by Texas Rangers - tells an ominously different story.

Merritt said the witnesses are sisters who live at the apartment complex.

Lee Merritt, Jean's family attorney, said the multiple warrants police issued "highlights just sort of the nefarious nature of their investigation".

Following her arrest, Guyger, who was involved in another shooting in May 2017 while on duty, was released from Kaufman County Jail after posting a $300,000 bond.

Hall is within her rights immediately terminate Guyger, but sources told ABC News that it would be rare to do so before the internal police report is complete.

A search warrant affidavit says a lunch box, laptop computer, metal marijuana grinder, two electronic keys and two used packages of medical aid also were recovered from Botham Jean's Dallas apartment.

Dallas Police, the Dallas County DA's office and the Texas Rangers are investigating. 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.

A group of Dallas-area church leaders gathered for a press conference Thursday afternoon immediately following the funeral of Botham Jean, who was shot and killed by off-duty officer Amber Guyger last week.

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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. In cases where a person can not voluntarily give consent for a search, investigators routinely obtain search warrants.

"What they did here is absolutely typical", Kepple said. "There's no story, of the multiple stories she's told, that should not have prompted an arrest on the spot", said Edwin Robinson, executive director of the religious-based network Faith in Texas.

She wants to see the toxicology report for officer Amber Guyger, who said she mistook Botham Jean's apartment for her own and shot him when he did not obey her verbal commands.

It is unclear if police took anything during that search.

Still, Jean's mother condemned the release of the information about drugs in her son's apartment.

"So I'm calling on the Dallas officials. whoever it is, please, come clean, give me justice for my son because he does not deserve what he got". "My son's life matters". "It is time to recognize lives matter".

Even Dana Loesch, the NRA spokeswoman who recently faced criticisms of her own after saying that Jean might still be alive if he was a "law-abiding gun owner", took offense to the framing of the tweet. Inside, the lights were off, and she saw a figure in the darkness that cast a large silhouette across the room, according to the officer's account. The fatal shot hit Jean in the chest.