Police Chief explains why he has not fired Cop who killed Botham Jean

CBS News:-  Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall has issued a statement explaining why no disciplinary action has been taken against Officer Amber Guyger. Guyger is charged with manslaughter after she shot 26-year-old Botham Jean, her neighbor, on Sept. 6 at his apartment.

The officer told investigators that she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own and thought she was being burglarized. However, his family members told CBS Newsthat Botham placed a red carpet in front of his door to distinguish his apartment from others.

CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports that Guyger’s case is being investigated by Dallas Police, the Texas Rangers and the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Some in the community, including Jean’s family’s attorney, have called for Guyger to be fired.

Chief Hall addressed that in a statement on Thursday, explaining why no action has been taken. Here is Hall’s complete statement:

“There is one overriding reason that I have not taken any administrative or employment action against Officer Amber Guyger. I don’t want to interfere with the on-going criminal investigation into her actions.

“Here’s why. As an employer, DPD can compel Officer Guyger to provide a statement during a DPD administrative investigation and those statements given to DPD could potentially compromise the criminal investigation.

“That is not a risk I am willing to take. We cannot let the criminal case be determined on a ‘technicality’ rather than the facts. An exhaustive and thorough criminal investigation is essential, and as soon as we are assured that conducting an administrative investigation will not impede on the criminal investigation, we will proceed.”

Dallas lawyer and former police officer Pete Schulte told CBS Dallas/Fort Worth that he questions the chief’s statement. “Both the internal investigation and the criminal investigation should be ongoing at the same time,” he said. “There is no ability for the internal affairs investigation to cross over to what the Texas Rangers are doing. It doesn’t make any sense legally why these two investigations cannot be going on simultaneously, like they have happened in every other case.”

Last week, attorneys for Jean’s family accused Dallas police of trying to “assassinate his character” and expressed fury that authorities sought a search warrant that resulted in the discovery of marijuana in the victim’s apartment.

At a news conference, the lawyers said the search warrant, which allowed investigators to look for drugs, should have never been issued.  Lee Merritt, one of the Jean family attorneys, said  that investigators wasted no time in digging for dirt they could use to smear Jean’s name. Within hours of Jean being shot, they asked a judge for a warrant to search his home for drugs, among other things.

“On the night that he was killed, the Dallas Police Department investigators were interested specifically in finding information that could help assassinate his character,” Merritt said

3 COMMENTS

  1. Isn’t the police cheif a black female coon and not a he!she has no weight no merit to make any decision on this WS situation..the supremacist calls the shots here.she has to put her tail in her dirty black cooning ssa whilst the Nazis craft and shape this case into a very unfortunate incident and make that dutty white pitch walk free…..this is worst than a slap in the face as the being meticulous with presenting their theory….
    1.long hours shift and very tired
    2.park on wrong floor
    3.went to wrong apt
    4.she was blindsided by all the parcels she was holding that made it impaired to see red rug.
    5.door was ajar
    6.large silhouette/made it impossible to identify subject whether it was black or white
    7.coming to door whilst on 911 call with dispatcher to identify room #.
    8.not arrested until 3 days later
    9.never had a search warrant for her
    10.finding search warrant on victim
    11.acclaiming finding 10.5g of weed in victim apt.even there was no subsequent evidence to support,like finding a lighter/s,an ashtray with weed or cigerette ash,rolling papers,a roach anything at all to support evidence that he smoked weed..non of his colleagues,family,friends,dealers are aware that he did…..even he has no prior brushes with the law.
    12.being arrested and place bail within 1hr after posting 10% of the bail.
    I bet this list can carry on,they all are in the interest of the accuser and against the victim….if this doesn’t prove how evil police and the shitstem are…you either dumb ,illeterate,gullible,blind and deaf,a coon or a supremacist or plainly evil..
    I call on justice for this young man Botham shem Jean in the name of JAH and not the wicked men of this earth…..INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE….may his lost precious soul R.I.P

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