Experts disagree on whether Dallas officer could be credible

Lester Mason
September 16, 2018

The Fox headline and the promotion that marijuana was seized at Jean's apartment recalls the many instances where irrelevant information has been spread about black men and children after they have been shot by police as a means of casting doubt on their victimhood.

Officer Amber Guyger, who turned herself in to the Kaufman County Jail Sunday, remains on administrative leave.

The data could potentially show when Guyger's front door was locked and unlocked, indicating whether she went home before going to Jean's apartment.

Jean's death 10 days ago is the latest in a long line of police killings, but one slight consolation is that the extreme circumstances of it have at least served to highlight the troubling recourse to deadly violence that is an all-too-common... Jean was Guyger's neighbor, and she accidentally entered his apartment instead of her own.

"It was an unnecessary, tactless, black eye and quite frankly the Dallas Police Department should have sealed those warrants", Merritt said.


The affidavit explains the door being opened "alerted" Jean to Guyger's presence.

The group peacefully marched through Downtown Dallas, stopping at the Omni Hotel, the Adolphus Hotel, the Statler Hotel, and the offices of the Dallas Morning News, FOX 4 and WFAA before returning to DPD Headquarters.

Guyger reportedly consented to a toxicology screening, but no information has been released regarding the results or whether it even happened.

Merritt says the search warrant for Jean's place was specifically to look for drug paraphernalia. A judge authorized police to search for guns, fired cartridge casings, trace evidence such as blood, video surveillance and also "any contraband, such as narcotics", according to the affidavit for a search warrant, which the Fort Worth Star-Telegram posted online. Guyger was arrested and charged with manslaughter and has since been released on bond.

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. "I need to go protect myself, '" Whalen said. Jean's mother is speaking out and she is demanding accountability. She said Jean ignored her verbal commands, and she fired two shots, hitting him once in the torso, the affidavit said. It was then Guyger claims "she had encountered a burglar, which was described as a large silhouette, across the room in her apartment".

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