Published: Sun, September 09, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Texas Rangers Remove Warrant for Officer Who Killed Botham Jean

Texas Rangers Remove Warrant for Officer Who Killed Botham Jean

The Department of Public Safety, which oversees the Texas Rangers, didn't immediately reply to a Saturday phone message seeking comment about the investigation.

A statement from the Dallas Police Department Saturday says the officer is Amber Guyger, a four-year veteran of the force assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.

Guyger, still in uniform after finishing her shift, shot and killed Jean in the ensuing confrontation that has made national news. The complex is near the department's headquarters on Lamar Avenue. Officer Guyger ran into a man who she didn't recognize and ended up shooting him. "Regardless of the circumstances, this is a tragedy on both sides", she said.

So, the officer broke into Botham's home and killed him? This individual was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. She said she heard more footsteps outside her apartment, a woman's voice and a commotion. Yelling. Kind of running.

"He was great, as a neighbor - quiet, friendly, super chill", Kinsey said. "I jumped up, went to my door, looked out the peephole". She said she then heard what sounded like "running steps" and a female voice calling the police. Her initial remarks at a news conference were also posted on the Dallas police blog. That is why we are working as vigorously and meticulously as we can to ensure the integrity of the case and the department is upheld.

DPD cut the news conference with the chief short when reporters still had a lot of questions. Guyger shot and injured the suspect, who was later charged with taking a weapon from an officer, possession of meth and marijuana, and parole violation. "Therefore, we have ceased handling it under our normal officer-involved shooting protocol".

Authorities have said the officer is white, but have not released her name or other details about her.

It's not clear what, if any, interaction the two people had before Guyger discharged her gun and then called 911. "Enraging. Unacceptable. Get LOUD", she tweeted.

Many of Jean's colleagues at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas filled the pews as did alumni of his alma mater, Harding University, in Arkansas.

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After Jean graduated in 2016, he remained in the US with an internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, his mother said.

"This is a awful tragedy".

"You want to think it's fiction ... and you have to grapple with the reality", he said. He was a song leader at the Dallas West Church of Christ, the location of his Saturday afternoon vigil. "He could strike up a conversation with anyone", Findley said. From a very young age, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. His uncle Ignatius Jean said the slaying left relatives devastated and looking for answers.

"Let's find out what happened", he said. "Can't we all just get along?" He graduated in 2015 from Harding University, where he studied accounting and was known for his powerful singing voice, the Christian Chronicle reported. The private school said on Friday that he often led campus worship services while he was a student. "This family is grieving that that has not happened yet".

"We were very, very close", Allie Jean added. "The DPD officer should have already been arrested".

When the call came that he had been killed, she says it felt like a waking nightmare.

A lawyer for Jean's family said Saturday after a prayer vigil at a Dallas church that an arrest warrant should be issued for the officer. It was organized by Mothers Against Police Brutality.

Dallas police have released the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man. "In doing so, we hope to bring understanding to the family". "I believe it has to be most likely insufficient training. Everyone we've spoke to today provides enough evidence for a charge of manslaughter. there is likely evidence for an even stiffer penalty". "In my opinion, manslaughter is unacceptable", said demonstrator Diane Ragesdale.

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