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Botham Jean’s Family Says Protests Not Changing The Way US Cops Operate

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Two years after Botham Jean was fatally shot by an off duty Dallas police officer, sparking widespread demonstrations, his family has been expressing the view that not much, if anything has changed since his death.

Since the Dallas incident, there have been several instances of US police brutality and use of excessive force, notably against blacks.

Botham’s mother, Allison Jean, told Inside Edition Digital that when she reflects on all the protests that took place after her son’s slaying, she thought it would have sent a message to America that ‘this should stop’.

She and Botham’s sister, Allisa, spoke in an interview Saturday.

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“But there’s been protests over protests and it doesn’t seem to be changing the way in which police do their work,” Allison observed.

Nevertheless, she described as heartening, remedial laws that are being proposed.

Botham Jean was shot dead on September 6, 2018 by off duty Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger.

The unarmed Saint Lucian national was in his own apartment at the time, but Guyger claimed she mistook it for hers and believed he was an intruder.

She was subsequently fired as a cop, indicted for murder and sentenced to ten years in jail.

In August, Guyger’s attorneys filed an appeal to dismiss her murder charges and called for a new hearing and a lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide.


Headline photo caption: Botham Jean

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