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Dallas Police Affidavit Contradicts Police Officer's Account of Botham Jean Shooting

Dallas Police Affidavit Contradicts Police Officer's Account of Botham Jean Shooting

The unarmed 26-year-old African American businessman was fatally shot by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger after she entered Jean's apartment thinking it was her own.

"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. A grand jury has convened.

Merritt referenced "two suspicious shootings" in Guyger's tenure as an officer. Secondly, there is no indication that a similar warrant was issued for Guyger since she lived in the apartment below Jean. Guyger was arrested and charged with manslaughter and has since been released on bond.

The station then tweeted the following: "DEVELOPING: Search warrant: Marijuana found in Botham Jean's apartment after deadly shooting". They claimed the release of that information was a "smear campaign" orchestrated by police to assassinate Jean's character.

An official with the Texas Department of Public Safety would not comment concerning the details of the investigation, but released the following statement: "The Texas Rangers, in conjunction with the Dallas County District Attorney's (DA) Office, are continuing to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the shooting death". But the headline that day was drugs were found in Jean's apartment.

Legal experts say there are valid reasons investigators would have done so. "It's just good police work". "I need to go protect myself, '" Whalen said.

"They have reassured us that, despite the charge of manslaughter, which we believe is the inappropriate charge, that they are keeping all options open". The other witness says that after hearing the gunshots, they heard a man saying, "Oh my God, why did you do that?" "It's in plain view".

Our condolences go out to Jean's friends and family. After about 15 minutes, police officers showed up and the protesters line up on the interstate and raised their hands.

However, the timing could have been coincidental.

A search of a crime scene is standard procedure.

"The taint on the investigation from the beginning was exposed through that warrant and through that content". Otherwise, investigators would risk that the evidence that was obtained would later be thrown out by a judge.

It is not clear what, if any, search warrants have been executed on Guyger's property. "It is time that we recognize that lives matter, my son's life matters". "My son's life matters". She claims she entered the wrong flat, mistaking it for her own, thought she was facing an intruder and felt it necessary to discharge her firearm.

A CNN team visited Jean's apartment Friday, where a small memorial of flowers and a photo with his mother adorn the front door. She said Jean ignored her verbal commands, and she fired two shots, hitting him once in the torso, the affidavit said.

Jean was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he died.