Since the shooting of Botham Shem Jean in his home by an allegedly confused Dallas police officer named Amber Guyger there have been numerous questions. As reported exclusively by rolling out, Jean family lawyer Lee Merritt has stated that Guyger’s tale of the shooting based on physical evidence and conflicting stories is demonstrably false. The news media and the Texas Rangers are actually spreading the narrative that not only was the shooting just a tragic accident with no malice but also that Jean was in some way responsible because he failed to heed her verbal commands.
Now new information has come to light that the Dallas Police Department seems ready to cover this incident up as a justifiable shooting. After the shooting, a search warrant was issued to search Jean’s home for narcotics. According to KXAS-TV, 292nd District Court Judge Brandon Birmingham signed a search warrant at the request of the Dallas Police Department to look for “any contraband, such as narcotics,” that could “constitute[e] evidence of a criminal offense.”
However, no such warrant was issued to search the apartment of Guyger, who lived in the apartment directly below Jean. Jean had no criminal record and was an outstanding, unblemished citizen.
All of America should be watching as police try to clean up a mess by one of their own under the leadership of Police Chief U. Renee Hall, a Black woman. It must be asked will there be justice and will the Black life of Botham Shem Jean matter?
To further cement the narrative of officer Guyger and to victimize Jean one only has to look at the wording of the search warrant that was issued. The warrant states in plain language that the apartment of Botham Shem Jean was being treated as a place of suspected criminal activity. The warrant reads as follows: