"This is an attack on an innocent man who was killed by a cop for simply existing in how own home", The American Civil Liberties Union wrote. One Twitter user pointed out the other thing found illegally in his apartment was a cop who killed him. Guyger was arrested and charged with manslaughter and has since been released on bond. Thursday marked the deadline for the search warrant return - the list of items taken from the apartment - to be taken back to court.
A warrant signed by 292nd District Court Judge Brandon Birmingham says police meant to search Jean's apartment for "any contraband, such as narcotics", that could "constitut [e] evidence of a criminal offense".
- Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) September 13, 2018There is literally no scenario where a black man killed by police (even an off-duty one) can not be blamed for his own death. The lengths the Dallas police going to in order to make sure that narrative fits Botham Jean are so over the top that it would be laughable if we weren't talking about an unspeakable tragedy. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014.
His mother, Allison Jean, recalled her son's commitment to his faith at a prayer vigil last weekend. "A neighbor stated he heard an exchange of words, immediately followed by at least two gun shots".
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However, on September 9, when Guyger was arrested for manslaughter, the affidavit states that Jean's door was slightly ajar. The City of Dallas needs to send out a message that there's no place for a woman like that on the police force.
Jean's family had previously said they do not believe he would have left his door open.
The discrepancies center around how Guyger gained access to an apartment that was not hers and whether or not she exchanged words with Jean before shooting him dead, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. However, it is not clear yet whether the door was unlocked or ajar. "Botham Jean and his family need and deserve justice, not a pathetic attempt at a smear campaign".
Attorneys for Jean's family demanded that the officer be fired at a news conference on Friday. "My son's life mattered".
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. "It is time that we recognize that lives matter, my son's life matters".