Texas policewoman murders next door neighbour

This 8 September 2018 video from Texas in the USA says about itself:

Mother of Botham Shem Jean speaks at vigil for her son

Mother of man shot and killed by off-duty police officer going into the wrong apartment speaks at a vigil for him at his church.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Police officer mistakes apartment and shoots black ‘burglar’ dead

In Dallas, a policewoman shot an innocent man in his own home. The 30-year-old woman says she thought she had entered her apartment and found a burglar there, but she had landed in her neighbour’s apartment and shot him down.

26-year-old Botham Shem Jean died on his way to the hospital. The police officer was arrested only after three days. Why it took so long is unclear. The mother of the victim asks in the American media whether that would also have happened if her son would have been a white victim. Jean is black, the policewoman white.

No further details about the fatal shooting were made known. Police officer Amber Guyger is provisionally at liberty; a bail bond of $ 300,000 has been paid.

That’s far more money than most people in the USA would be able to pay.

The victim did a lot for the church in Dallas. The church community is in a state of shock because of his death.

The mayor of Dallas is also shocked. “Botham Jean was exactly the kind of citizen we want in our city”, he says.

OFFICER IN TEXAS NEIGHBOR SHOOTING ARRESTED Officer Amber Guyger, the police officer who shot and killed a man in his own apartment in Texas after apparently thinking she was in her own home, has been charged with manslaughter. [HuffPost]

DALLAS COP: HE IGNORED MY ‘VERBAL COMMANDS’ Amber Guyger, the off-duty Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man in his own apartment, claimed she fired at 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean after he ignored her “verbal commands.” [HuffPost]

Shouting for justice in English and Spanish, several hundred protesters converged Monday evening at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters in Dallas to speak out against separate fatal shootings of two men. Local activists organized the rally to protest the killing of 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean, who is African American, by off-duty officer Amber Guyger, while he was unarmed and inside his own apartment on September 6. Guyger, who is white, was arrested and charged with manslaughter on Sunday evening, three days after the shooting. Other protesters also came to denounce the shooting of 38-year-old Jorge Olguin, who was killed September 1 by a security guard after an argument broke out at a family party in Red Bird: here.

BOTHAM FAMILY: POLICE SMEARING VICTIM The lawyer for the family of Botham Shem Jean, who was killed when off-duty Officer Amber Guyger walked into his apartment and shot him twice, says police are trying to discredit him with a “character assassination.” [HuffPost]

A former Dallas police officer was indicted on a murder charge almost three months after fatally shooting her neighbor in his apartment. Amber Guyger, 30, told investigators she entered Botham Jean’s apartment by accident last September, believing it was her own, and opened fire upon encountering Jean: here.

Questions are being raised following the shooting death of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the trial of Amber Guyger, just two days after the former Dallas police officer was sentenced to ten years in prison. Guyger was convicted of murder last Tuesday and sentenced on Wednesday for shooting and killing Botham Shem Jean in his apartment on the night of September 6, 2018 while she was off duty. Brown, 28, who had lived across the hall from Jean in the South Side Lofts, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body by police at 10:30 p.m. on Friday in the parking lot of his new residence at the Atera Apartments in Dallas. Brown died of his injuries later at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Brown had given critical testimony in the trial of Guyger that led to her conviction. Guyger said she mistakenly took Jean’s apartment for her own and then shot him thinking he was a burglar. However, Brown, who arrived home at approximately the same time as Guyger entered Jean’s apartment, said that he heard the off-duty officer and Jean talking to each other like they were meeting by “surprise.” Brown said gunshots rang out “right after”: here.

POLICE KILLED THEIR SIBLINGS. NOW, THEY FIGHT FOR JUSTICE. Ashley Carr and Alissa Charles-Findley never wanted the spotlight. But their families were thrust into it when Texas police officers, in separate incidents roughly a year apart, opened fire on their siblings in their own homes. [HuffPost]

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