Mother wonders if race factored into son’s death in Dallas

Mother wonders if race factored into son’s death in Dallas

The white Dallas cop who fatally shot a black man inside his home last week - after mistaking his apartment for her own - has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, according to officials.

The Associated Press, citing a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, said Amber Guyger was booked in the Kaufman County Jail.

"Texas Rangers released her moments ago". Hall said Saturday that the department moved to secure a warrant for manslaughter, but stopped at the behest of the Texas Rangers, who are now the lead investigators in the incident.

Late Thursday evening, the off-duty Dallas officer, who was still in uniform, shot and killed Jean in his apartment after she apparently mistook his unit as her own.

The uniformed officer returned to what she thought was her apartment after her shift and encountered Jean, Hall said.

Hall said Friday that the officer's blood was drawn to be tested for drugs and alcohol.

FacebookA woman posted videos on Instagram that she says show the aftermath of the Botham Jean police shooting.

Some protesters carried signs with the names of other black men who have also been killed by police.

"We have a lot of questions that are unanswered", Hall said. 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. She says the Texas Rangers wanted more time to investigate the Thursday night shooting.

"The entire Harding family grieves today for the loss of Botham Jean, who has meant so very much to us", university officials said.

Jean wasn't the first person shot by Guyger. Guyger, a five-year officer, shot a suspect during an arrest in 2017 but was cleared of wrongdoing.

In the 2017 confrontation, the affidavit says Guyger was one of two officers called to help another officer.

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According to WFAA-TV, the shooting technically took place when Guyger was off duty.

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

On the Thursday night shooting, Guyger is on administrative leave pending criminal and administrative investigations.

"This is a bad tragedy", the professional services and auditing firm said via Twitter.

Guyger was arrested three days after the incident after the Texas Rangers made a decision to postpone pursuing a warrant "until they could follow up on information that they received from the interview with the officer".

"She took away my heart, she took away my soul, she took away everything", she said.

It was unclear if Guyger had legal representation and she could not be reached early Sunday for comment. Alongside photos of the young man grinning in a suit, and hanging out with his family, clinking glasses in a kitchen, Earl said it was the worst day of his life.

Jean was taken to the hospital and died.

"Botham Jean was exactly the sort of citizen we want to have in the city of Dallas", Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told reporters at a press conference Saturday.

His uncle, Ignatius Jean, said the killing has devastated the family and left it searching for answers.

"This world has lost a light in the dark", Ray said of his colleague's death. "But in Jesus Christ, there is unity and there is hope, and I'm going to see him again with my Lord in heaven".

"In any normal case where there's probable cause. you make an arrest", Merritt said. "You have to grapple with reality".

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