We appreciate the work of the Texas Rangers and the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. Allison, his mother, said her country "has been on alert with the expectation that the grand jury will have returned with an indictment of murder".
"We presented the evidence and we explained the law", she said.
"This indictment is a step toward justice for the family of Botham Jean".
Guyger posted a $300,000 bond and will await her trial outside of prison. Lee Merritt said he talked with two witnesses who said they heard knocking at a door and a woman they believed to be the officer saying, 'Let me in.' He also said Jean had placed a red mat at his door to differentiate his apartment from the others. He didn't deserve that, he was such a sweet boy, in his home. So from the very start, I knew that she murdered him and I was not satisfied at the manslaughter charge. She told investigators she thought the man was a burglar. Amber dedicated her adult life to defending and protecting people so this whole event has taken a toll emotionally and physically on her. "She fired a gun in the direction of a person she knew was standing in front of her".
The federal suit argues Guyger used excessive force in the shooting and contends the department did not give her adequate training.
"We recognize and understand the national discord regarding the relationship between law enforcement and the communities we serve", Hall said. Guyger lived in unit 1378, while Jean lived directly one floor above, in unit 1478 at the South Side Flats in Dallas.
Four-year police veteran Amber Guyger, 30, was originally charged with manslaughter three days after the September 6, slaying of Botham Shem Jean, 26, a native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and Dallas accountant.
Kaufman County Jail Amber Renee Guyger appears in this mugshot provided by the Kaufman County Jail
"I'm looking forward to the powers that be to come up with the answers to make me more satisfied that they are doing what is in the best interest of getting justice for Botham", Allison Jean said on September 10. Jean was black. Guyger is white. It appeared to be based nearly entirely on the officer's account.
Guyger had allegedly shot Jean, after she mistook him for an intruder upon entering his apartment after her shift was over.
The door was slightly ajar as she tried to use her key, which has an electronic chip. The lights were off inside and when she saw a man's figure, she thought her apartment was being robbed and opened fire. Jean's autopsy revealed his death to be a homicide as a result of "gunshot wound to the chest and abdomen". His death was ruled a homicide.
Jean, a native of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, had attended a Christian college in the US and was working at the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers at the time of his death. He graduated in 2016 from Harding University.
Jean, a recent grad who worked at accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, died at the hospital.
Jean was not the first person shot by the former officer.
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