to connectVideoJury is a former Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger found guilty of murder
Guyger was off-duty but still in uniform, when they are fatally shot her unarmed, black, neighbor, Botham Jean in his apartment, Casey stegall reports from Dallas.
Amber Guyger, a former Dallas police officer convicted of murder in the shooting that killed a neighbor Botham Jean, was convicted by a jury on Wednesday to 10 years in prison.
Prosecutors had demanded the judges sentence, Guyger of up to 28 years in prison, to be represented in Jean’s 28th birthday this past Sunday.
“We’re not getting justice, and it’s not fair. How many of us, is it going to take? There is no other mother to come after us,” a Black-and Life as an activist, said at a press conference on Wednesday.
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The protesters are clearly unhappy with the sentence rallied outside the courthouse chanting, “No justice, no peace,” for a man to say: “Are we surprised? I’m not surprised at all. The system does not have a value for us, and it never will, and I don’t expect it to be.”
Guyger, with a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, was dismissed from the police force, which is charged with manslaughter after she entered Jean’s apartment on Sept. 6, and by 2018, I think it was her own, and shot him twice, hitting him once, fatally, in the body. They have been accused of a murder charge two months later.
Guyger has lived in the same apartment building as the 26-year-old victim was still in uniform after they came back from a 13-hour shift with the police department.
At 9:59 pm on that night, Guyger has allegedly parked in is on the fourth floor of the Flats at the South end, the apartment complex in an accident, even though the apartment is located on the third floor. She then went to Jean’s apartment through the partially ajar door, and drew her pistol when she saw that the “large silhouette” in the apartment, according to the police arrest warrant affidavit said Guyger’s version of the events. Jean ignored her verbal commands, and they fired him.
It is a unique case in the hands of the nation, reigniting racial tensions between law enforcement and the black community, and it raises questions about the use of force by white officers against black people.
Ben Crump, a lawyer for Jean’s family, said on Tuesday: “don’t bring up Botham is back, but now that his family has found some degree of justice. What happened on the 6th of September of 2018, it is clear to everyone: This is an officer saw a black man, and killed for no apparent reason and without any justification. The jury well thought-out decision sets a powerful precedent for future cases, he told the police that they will not be able to hide behind a badge, instead, you will face justice for their illegal actions.”
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However, it is the jury’s sentence has led to outrage from the BLM activists have always claimed justice was not served. They have scheduled a protest outside of the courthouse Wednesday afternoon.
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