Joshua Brown, a witness in the Amber Guyger Murder Trial was shot dead a week ago. Ms. Guyger, the former police officer, was found guilty of murdering business exec, Botham Jean, after “mistakenly” entering his apartment. According to Attorney Lee Merritt, who represents the Jean family and now, Mr. Brown’s family, Mr. Brown was nervous about testifying.
“The State knew Joshua Brown didn’t want to testify due to concerns for his safety. He flew to California when the trial began. They threatened him with jail if he didn’t return. He went straight from the airport to the court. Dallas County has a duty to protect him. They failed,” wrote Atty. Merritt on social media.
Aubrey C. Hooper, President, Dallas NAACP, issued the following statement:
“The Dallas NAACP is calling for a prompt, yet full and thorough independent investigation of the murder of Joshua Brown by an outside agency, preferably the Dallas County Sherriff Department or the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.
“The timing and emerging details surrounding Joshua’s premature death are peculiar at best. I am urging law enforcement to fully evaluate and establish if any connections exist between his death and his role in the Guyger trial. If such a legitimate connection exists, we are asking that all necessary law enforcement agencies provide appropriate protection for all other parties that might be at risk.”
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Source: Black Press USA