The Latest: Family's lawyer: Police tried to smear Jean
The Latest: Family’s lawyer: Police tried to smear Jean
Updated 6:22 pm CDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting in Dallas involving an off-duty police officer (all times local):
An attorney for the family of a man shot dead by a police officer in the man’s own apartment says a police affidavit shows investigators immediately sought evidence to discredit the victim.
Lee Merritt represents the family of Botham Jean, who was shot dead in his own Dallas apartment on Sept. 6. Officer Amber Guyger, who shot him, said she mistook his apartment for her own and thought he was an intruder.
A police affidavit shows that officers seized, among other items, 10.4 grams of marijuana and a marijuana grinder from Jean’s apartment. Merritt said that showed investigators were immediately looking for drug paraphernalia. In his words, “They immediately began looking to smear him.”ThomPaine, Calico, snot and 3 othersLaaDeeDaaVA, Pastiche, NV Wino like this
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