Investigators are seeking security footage to trace the white Dallas police officer’s movements the night she killed her black neighbor in his own apartment earlier this month.
The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office have requested three warrants for security footage that monitors the townhouses near the apartment where Officer Amber Guyger, 30, shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Jean. Two of the warrants are requesting doorbell footage.
Officials are specifically seeking footage recorded from 8am the day the shooting took place until midnight in order to trace Guyger’s steps leading up to Jean’s death.
Guyger claims she mistakenly walked into Jean’s apartment thinking it was her own on the night of September 6, when she was approached by Jean and fatally shot him.
Since Guyger’s arrest, a series of discrepancies have emerged in her story, while a search warrant contradicted her claims – saying that she had banged on Jean’s apartment door at Southside Flats and shot Jean after he opened up
The four-year police veteran was returning home from a shift while in uniform around 10pm when she said she walked into the wrong apartment and thought she was being burglarized when she saw Jean.
She drew her weapon and fired, killing Jean, an employee of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCooper.
Guyger called police to report the shooting and was arrested three days later on manslaughter charges.
A search warrant claims the Dallas cop was trying to open the door with a set of keys when he confronted her and she shot him, a bombshell revelation which significantly undermines her claim she found him sitting inside in the dark.
Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said a grand jury will decide the ultimate charge against Guyger and that she has not ruled out pursuing a murder indictment.
Protesters marched outside the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium last week to demand the Guyger be fired and charged with murder.
Allison Jean, the mother of 26-year-old Botham Jean, said she wants to see the toxicology report for the off-duty officer
Protesters are demanding that Dallas police officer Amber Guyger be fired and charged with murder instead of manslaughter for Jean’s death
Some of the demonstrators rolled empty coffins as they marched outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, ahead of Sunday’s Cowboys game to protest recent fatal police shootings.
Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall issued a statement Friday explaining why no disciplinary action has been taken against Guyger.
‘There is one overriding reason that I have not taken any administrative or employment action against Officer Amber Guyger. I don’t want to interfere with the on-going criminal investigation into her actions,’ she said.
The victim’s mother Allison Jean said she wants to see the toxicology report for the off-duty officer to determine if any drugs were in her system at the time of the shooting.
Earlier, authorities released a video showing Guyger being booked into jail after she was arrested.
The video shows Guyger in handcuffs and dressed in an orange jail uniform on Sunday at the Kaufman County jail. She takes a seat in front of a desk and later leans her head down, bringing her hands to her face.
Guyger wipes tears from her eyes as she is booked for manslaughter in the killing of Botham Jean
SOURCE: Daily Mail – Kayla Brantley