Dallas officer Amber Guyger arrested on manslaughter charge in Botham Jean shooting

10 September, 2018, 09:12 | Author: Lucy Floyd
  • The shooting happened just before 10pm Thursday at the South Side Flats an upscale apartment complex in south Dallas

It wasn't immediately clear if Guyger had an attorney.

Hall did answer why the officer has not been charged yet with any crime even though she said Friday that the department was seeking a manslaughter charge.

Botham Jean served as a regular song leader and taught a Wednesday night class for young adults, minister and elder Sammie Berry said.

The Dallas Police Department will continue to provide updates on the investigation in coordination with the Texas Rangers. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail and that the investigation is ongoing.

Therefore, we have ceased handling it under our normal officer involved shooting protocol, a blood sample was drawn to test for drugs and alcohol, we are in the process of obtaining a warrant, and we have also invited the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation.

He had recently graduated from Harding University in Arkansas and had been working in Dallas since 2016.

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The following is an update to the fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday evening at the South Side Flats, 1210 S. Lamar Street.

During a press conference, Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall asked the community and the media for patience and cooperation.

Friends and family gathered at a vigil at Jean's church, the Dallas West Church of Christ on Saturday, CNN affiliate CBS 11 reported.

Attorney Lee Merritt was speaking following a prayer vigil for Botham Jean, a black man who was shot by an officer who says she mistakenly entered the wrong apartment and encountered Jean.

Jean was once asked to lead a college chapel service with an hymn that was unfamiliar to him, Harding University President Bruce McLarty recalled in a statement Friday.

Sgt Mike Mata, who heads Dallas' largest police union, the Dallas Police Association, called Saturday for an "open, transparent and full investigation of the event", the Dallas Morning News reported.

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Jean's family has also hired attorney Benjamin Crump, who is best known for representing the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. This family is upset.

His sister, Allisa Charles-Findley, wrote on Facebook that she was thinking about what to get Jean for his 27th birthday later this month, but "now I have to go pick out your casket".

Jean's mother shared stories with the mayor about her late son, "how he loved everybody", "how much he loved Dallas", "didn't really see color" and "always had a smile on his face", according to Rawlings. "He wanted all of us to unite, to be together". Allison Jean said Friday in footage broadcast by KXAS. They took several mission groups, which Botham Jean helped organize, to work in St. Lucia.

'You want to think it's fiction. and you have to grapple with the reality, ' he said.

While Johnson could not answer the question during their meeting, the new evidence brought forward included a witness and video footage in the aftermath of the shooting, according to Merritt. "The very Bible says to render to Caesar that which is Caesar so if Caesar says to pay a penalty for a life, then she has to pay".

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