Botham Jean was killed in his own home

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The Fox headline and the promotion that marijuana was seized at Jean's apartment recalls the many instances where irrelevant information has been spread about black men and children after they have been shot by police as a means of casting doubt on their victimhood.

But experts on police training and psychologists are split on the credibility of Officer Amber Guyger's story. He was black. The officer was white. Guyger told investigators she mistook his apartment for her own and court documents say she believed she had encountered an intruder.

The search warrant revealed that in addition to 10.4 grams of marijuana in Ziplock bags, two fired cartridge casings; a black backpack "with police equipment and paperwork"; and a black ballistic vest with "police" markings had also been found in Jean's apartment. I want to find out whether her apartment has been searched, whether her vehicle 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.

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

She wants to see the toxicology report for officer Amber Guyger, who said she mistook Botham Jean's apartment for her own and shot him when he did not obey her verbal commands.

Guyger was charged with manslaughter on Sunday and was released from jail on a $300,000 bond.

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The search warrant indicates that officers went inside the apartment looking for drugs the night of Jean's death, his mother, Allison Jean, said during a news conference Friday with her attorneys.

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. Merritt says he's not sure what really went down last Thursday when he shot Jean in his own home - but he knows she's lying. She fired when she opened the ajar door of the unit and saw a "large silhouette", which she thought was that of a burglar, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

He said they "cannot let Bo become another statistic".

But then around 5 p.m., the family's lawyers were alerted to some apparent breaking news in the investigation into Jean's death. Jean said her son "did everything with passion".

CNN has called Guyger's attorney, but has not heard back, and has reached out to the Dallas County district attorney's office and the Texas Rangers for comment. "It is time to recognize lives matter".

Others say that even though Guyger was in the wrong apartment, she could have had a reasonable belief that she was defending her life and her property.

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