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Mother of Dallas Man Killed by Officer in Own Home Disgusted at 'Smear' Effort
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Saturday, 15 September 2018 08:17

Excerpt: "The mother of a man killed in his own apartment by a Dallas police officer has expressed disgust that reports have surfaced indicating that investigators found a small amount of marijuana in her son's home."

Allison Jean, left, mother of Botham Jean, stands alongside Botham's brother Brandt Jean, his sister Allisa Charles-Findley and attorney Benjamin Crump. (photo: Ryan Tarinelli/AP)
Allison Jean, left, mother of Botham Jean, stands alongside Botham's brother Brandt Jean, his sister Allisa Charles-Findley and attorney Benjamin Crump. (photo: Ryan Tarinelli/AP)


Mother of Dallas Man Killed by Officer in Own Home Disgusted at 'Smear' Effort

By Associated Press

15 September 18


Report of marijuana found in victim’s apartment is police attempt to ‘assassinate’ Botham Jean’s character, attorney says

he mother of a man killed in his own apartment by a Dallas police officer has expressed disgust that reports have surfaced indicating that investigators found a small amount of marijuana in her son’s home.

Allison Jean, the mother of 26-year-old Botham Jean, said on Friday that her son’s name was smeared by reports that police found 10.4 grams of marijuana in his apartment.

She also says she wants to see the toxicology report for off-duty 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.

A family attorney, Lee Merritt, said a police search warrant request that asked permission to search Jean’s apartment for drugs showed that investigators were looking for information that would “assassinate” Botham Jean’s character. Attorneys for Jean’s family demanded that the officer be fired at a news conference on Friday.

A police affidavit shows that among other items, officers seized 10.4 grams of marijuana and a marijuana grinder from Jean’s apartment.

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

Earlier, authorities released a video showing Guyger being booked into jail after she was arrested.

The video shows Guyger in handcuffs and dressed in an orange jail uniform on Sunday at the Kaufman county jail. She takes a seat in front of a desk and later leans her head down, bringing her hands to her face.

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+15 # chrisconno 2018-09-15 10:46
I feel certain the cops did nothing to jeopardize their fellow officers 'good reputation'. They didn't give her a toxicology test though she clearly was not sober or straight. How else could anyone explain not recognizing that they were in the wrong apartment? The cops these days shoot first and don't bother with questions, just denials, fabrications and planted evidence. Next their going to claim he was holding a toy gun.
 
 
+13 # vt143 2018-09-15 10:46
Keep looking, losers. If you look long and hard enough maybe you'll see your own depravity.
 
 
+18 # economagic 2018-09-15 11:13
Officer Guyger screwed up really badly, and there are some indications that she knows it--too late of course for Mr. Jean. The Dallas Police, not surprisingly, seem determined to shield her from any consequences.

This article and others have noted pointedly that Officer Guyger fired her weapon "when he did not obey her verbal commands." Think about this: You are sitting in your apartment minding your own business when the door suddenly swings open and a police officer walks in. The officer is shouting commands at you. How do you make sense of this? How do you respond? Something is clearly wrong: Are you dreaming, or having a hallucination? (It is not alleged that Mr. Jean had been smoking pot.)

Before you can unpack this bizarre situation sufficiently to remember that you have been told ALWAYS to obey any command from a police officer IMMEDIATELY, no matter how bizarre, you are dead.

This is an exceptional situation, but how many of these shootings by police follow a similar trajectory?
 
 
+1 # wilhelmscream 2018-09-15 13:43
They just want that fellow pig to get off; like the countless other pigs that got off. Texas is also a SYG state; what if he was armed? It was HIS apartment; it was Late @ night; he’s minding his own damn business, he had the RIGHT to protect himself. As 4 the pot, the Dallas Pig Pen put it there. The PIGS will get away with it, AGAIN! The PIG was probably drunk. How else would she be on the wrong floor?
 
 
+1 # Kootenay Coyote 2018-09-15 21:59
Police can find marijuana anywhere, so long as they’ve brought it with them. e.g., SCLC arrests in Philadelphia in 1969.