Sunday 27 September, 2020

Nasty people are covering for the devil Amber Guyger - Allison Jean

Allison Jean speaking earlier today at a press conference.

Allison Jean speaking earlier today at a press conference.

Allison Jean spoke forcefully at a press conference earlier today, reacting to a perceived smear campaign against her son Botham Jean, who was shot and killed in his own apartment by Officer Amber Guyger last week.

A search warrant was carried out by Dallas police after his killing which revealed that marijuana was found in Botham's apartment.

Allison Jean said, "The information received yesterday is to me worse than the call that I got on Friday, September 7 (to notify her of Botham's death). To have my son smeared in such a way I think shows that there are persons who are really nasty, who are really dirty, and are going to cover up for the devil, Amber Guyger."

She continued, "I don't know my son to be involved in such and I want to find out whether the toxicology reports on Amber has been released because she was the murderer. I want to find out whether her apartment has been searched, whether her car has been searched, and also on the Saturday when we spoke to the Texas Ranger he was saying that there was no reason in his mind that she ought to have been locked up.

So there was enough time for three days that she roamed the streets after committing such a crime. So far my family and I have only been asking for a fair hearing for my son. We have also been asking the community to engage in peaceful protest but if information like that will come out to tarnish my son's reputation in his death, I will not sit back and see that justice does not prevail.

It is time that we recognise that lives matter. My son's life matters. At 26-years-old he had done so much, so if you extrapolate what he could have done had he reached my age, then you would have seen how much I have lost.

So I'm calling on the Dallas officials... whoever it is, please, come clean, give me justice for my son because he does not deserve what he got."

Lawyers for the family also spoke out calling for Officer Amber Guyger to be fired.

Attorney Lee Merritt said, "We are calling, we are demanding that Officer Amber Guyger be fired, terminated, immediately. She should not still be on the payroll for the city of Dallas...This is a young woman who in under four years on the force has been involved in two suspicious shootings... The City of Dallas needs to send out a message that there’s no place for a woman like that on the police force. This is non-negotiable."

Guyger shot a suspect in the abdomen in 2017 after he had taken her Taser away from her in a struggle. He was not killed.

Merritt also slammed Dallas police for carrying out the warrant that revealed that marijuana had been found in Botham's apartment, describing the investigation as tainted and discriminatory.

"On the night that he was killed the Dallas Police Department investigators were interested specifically in finding information that could help assassinate his character and that could not be probative whatsoever to the homicide investigation that should have been their utmost priority."

Merritt also demanded that Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall launch an internal investigation into who is leaking information that is assassinating Botham's character.

Merritt posted the following to his Twitter account early this morning:

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