Dallas police face ire over portrayal of man shot by officer


September 14, 2018

DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a black man who was killed in his own apartment by a white police officer accused Dallas officials of trying to "assassinate his character" by releasing a report saying that authorities found marijuana in the victim's apartment.

At a news conference Friday, the lawyers also called for the firing of police officer Amber Guyger, who gunned down 26-year-old Botham Jean in his own apartment on Sept. 6. She has been booked on a preliminary charge of manslaughter and is free on bond.

Guyger told investigators she mistook Jean's apartment for her own, wh...

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