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Experts disagree on whether Dallas officer could be credible

16 September 2018

They re-edited the story and changed the headline from featuring breaking news about marijuana in the apartment to one that now says "Lawyers disgusted by release of search warrant showing marijuana found in Botham Jean's apartment".

The document states that officers found several items in the apartment, including two fired cartridge casings, a metal marijuana grinder and 10.4 grams of marijuana.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, which was written by Texas Rangers investigators, Guyger mistakenly went to Jean's apartment after parking on the wrong floor.

The station then tweeted the following: "DEVELOPING: Search warrant: Marijuana found in Botham Jean's apartment after deadly shooting".

As of now, Guyger has been charged with manslaughter and released on bail, although she could reportedly face more serious charges.

Attorneys for the family called it an attempt to smear and ruin Jean's reputation. They are trying to find every little aspect of Botham Jean's life that will justify his life being taken but in reality there is NOT ONE THING THAT CAN!

She said it was dark inside and she thought Jean was a burglar, and that she shot him after he didn't obey her "verbal commands". It's unknown if a search warrant was also executed at the officer's apartment.

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson has said the manslaughter charge against Guyger could be upgraded when her office presents the case to a grand jury.

Guyger was off-duty when the shooting occurred, but still in uniform after completing her shift.

Law enforcement officials with direct knowledge of the case told to the Dallas Morning News that evidence from Jean's apartment suggests that Guyger did shoot him from across the room.

He also says they may have included "narcotics" in the search warrant because someone may have already seen it out in the open in the apartment. "Give me justice for my son because he does not deserve what he got", Allison Jean said.

Jean was being presented to the public as a university graduate on the partnership track at a prestigious firm who sang in the choir, Merritt said.

Attorneys for Jean's family demanded that the officer be fired at a news conference on Friday.

Lee Merritt, a Dallas-based civil rights attorney who is representing Jean's family, says two independent witness have come forward offering accounts that contradict Guyger's. "It is time to recognize lives matter".

Experts disagree on whether Dallas officer could be credible