Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Texas officer arrested on manslaughter charge in man's death

Texas officer arrested on manslaughter charge in man's death

"Super scary because the police are supposed to protect you and then they come home and you're just hanging out in your own house and then they come home thinking they're home or whatever", he said. He described Jean as an "amazing individual" and said that "if the grand jury deems necessary, this officer should have to answer for her actions in a court of law in Dallas County". As officers on the scene tried to figure out who the woman was, the man in the back seat got out, defying orders to stay in the auto. Authorities didn't say how it happened, but she ended up opening fire at the person. Neither Guyger nor the other officers were injured in the 2017 shooting.

The Dallas Police Department will continue to provide updates on the investigation in coordination with the Texas Rangers.

A Dallas police officer has been charged with manslaughter after she shot and killed her 26-year-old neighbor in an apartment she thought was hers. She is being held on $300,000 bail. The police department released her name yesterday, which was two nights after she shot and killed Mr Jean.

In a news conference on Saturday evening, attorney Lee Merritt said the family is upset that an arrest warrant hasn't been issued.

The incident took place at the South Side Flats in Dallas on Thursday night.

He told reporters Saturday that the Texas Rangers, the top criminal investigative agency in the state, has taken over the probe into the shooting death late Thursday of Botham Jean. Rawlings called Jean "a great man" and "exactly the kind of citizen we want to have in the city".

"Our first and foremost priority will be to ensure justice is served for this family".

As Law&Crime's Alberto Luperon reported on Friday, preliminary information suggested that the officer came home in uniform after working a full shift.

WFAA reported, "Contrary to rumors swirling on social media, Jean did not know Guyger, a source with knowledge of the investigation told WFAA". The Rangers, she said, had interviewed Guyger and wanted to further investigate information obtained from her. Her apartment was not on the same floor as Jean's.

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Jean, a native of St. Lucia, worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and was remembered by friends and family as a kind, churchgoing man with a powerful singing voice.

The island country's government issued a statement Friday expressing "shock" at the killing and extending condolences to the Jean family.

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger is accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in his own apartment. He was then taken to a local hospital, where he later died, the police chief said.

Her blood has been drawn to be tested for drugs and alcohol, according to Police Chief Renee Hall.

A police spokeswoman referred questions to the Texas Ranger Division.

Guyger, 30, is a four-year veteran of the police force.

Allison Jean in comments Friday broadcast by Dallas TV station KXAS questioned whether the off-duty officer would have reacted differently if she encountered a white man.

Police arrested Perez on a charge of taking a weapon from an officer, as well as charges for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and violating his parole.

The group plans to recognize Jean as an analyst at Price Waterhouse in Dallas and an active member of West Dallas Church of Christ, and at the same time, thanking Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and the police chief for working with the community to keeping communications open during the investigation.

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