Things To Know About The Killing of Botham Jean

Family of Cop Who Killed Botham Jean Accused of Making White Power Gesture

Botham Jean was remembered Thursday for his dedication to service, his deep faith, and for having a ready smile and an open heart.

Mourners line up during the public viewing before the funeral of Botham Shem Jean at the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Richardson, Texas.

Matt Schweich, deputy director of the policy reform group Marijuana Policy Project, questioned why officials haven't released a search warrant for Guyger's apartment.

Jean's friend and business mentor Tommy Bush said he was asked to mentor Jean when he came to Harding University.

"He was always in the service of others, even when it wasn't convenient for him", Alexis Stossel, a friend of Botham Jean from college said at his funeral in a suburban Dallas. Sammie Berry, an elder and pulpit minister at Jean's church, says the family can not rest until justice is served and Guyger is punished "to the fullest extent of the law".

Jean was fatally shot last week by off-duty officer Amber Guyger.

Inside Edition obtained footage from the South Side Flats apartment which shows a half-eaten cereal bowl Jean was eating from as well as The Autobiography of Gucci Mane he had been catching up on.

Protesters in front of Dallas Police HQ right now chanting "Botham Jean".

Jean's mother has said he was only a teenager when he presented a plan to evangelize his home country of St. Lucia. It says she "inserted a unique door key, with an electronic chip, into the door key hole".

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Guyger drew her firearm, "gave verbal commands that were ignored by (Jean)", and then she fired two shots. Jean was shot once and died.

"The sound of the gunshots did not have the resonance to be heard on our small island, but its impact was of nuclear proportions", Jean said. Botham Jean's family says he did not know or have a relationship with the officer who shot him.

He says they "cannot let Bo become another statistic".

They and others yesterday said they expect justice. Almost a dozen people shared personal stories about Jean. "It doesn't read anything beyond negligence of that they simply do not specify how she is reckless which is the required mental state for manslaughter".

"We will not stand by quietly as what we believe to be false narratives that diminish any culpability for the offending officer are advanced", said Minister Sammie Berry of Dallas West Church of Christ, where Jean was a member.

Felicien received a standing ovation from the crowd when he said, "We as Americans, as humans must turn away from the incivility that has rotted away at our interactions".

She was being held on $300,000 bail, but she was able to post that amount and was being released.

There have been several warrants signed by judges and executed in this case aside from the arrest warrant for Guyger and the search warrant signed September 7 that were returned to the court on Wednesday. But so is the Dallas County prosecutor's office.

The district attorney's office says there's no timeline yet for bringing the case to the grand jury.

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