Police officer charged in shooting death of unarmed neighbor
Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, ” she says in Botham Sem Jean apartment accidentally at the end of her shift; Casey stegall reports.
The family of the Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor in his apartment are forced to deny that they are racists after social media photos surfaced stating that a family member who, on the basis of gestures that are linked to the white supremacy.
Amber Guyger, who shot and killed Botham Jean last week after being in the wrong apartment, faces manslaughter charges. An arrest affidavit obtained by Fox News said Botham reportedly ignored Guyger, the “verbal commands” before they opened fire.
Soon after the shooting, social media users asked three photos of Guyger and her family, the Dallas Morning News reported. A photo appears to show Guyger’s brother-in-law, Noe Garza, the making of the “white power” hand gesture. Another photo shows Garza holding a “L” and “W” character.
Garza’s hand gestures show a number of similarities with the “peckerwood” and “white power” signs that have been adopted by white supremacists, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s list of hate symbols. The “W” character in combination with the other movements are also associated with the white supremacist prison gang.
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The third image showed Guyger the mother of the wearing of “All Life” shirt — a slogan that is often seen as it goes against the Black Lives movement.
In an interview with the newspaper, Garza said the hand gestures looked like a six and a nine. He denied that his family has any connections to white supremacists or supported their posts to add, that he hated “the fact that I have to prove I’m not racist.”
“My last name is Garza. I am a Mexican,” Guyger’s brother-in-law said. “I don’t care about your nationality. I do not care about the color of your skin. We all bleed red.”
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“None of these racist pictures,” he added. “I’m not racist.”
“It was he [my father-in-law’s] 69th birthday, so it was a 69,” Garza explained. “That’s all it was.”
He said that the second picture is of him, making an “L” and “W” in honor of one of his favorite band Lagwagon.
For the third picture, Guyger, the sister Alana Guyger said the shirt was a gift to their mother the next 2016 ambush that left five Dallas police officers dead.
Guyger was last 15 hour shift last Thursday when she returned in uniform to the South Apartments apartment complex. She parked on the fourth floor, in place of the third, where she lived, according to the affidavit submitted for the officer’s arrest warrant, possibly suggesting that she was confused or disoriented.
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Them in the apartment after closing the door was unlocked and ajar. Guyger saw a figure in the darkness, gave verbal commands, because she believed her apartment was broken into.
She then drew her weapon and fired twice, the affidavit said.
When they turned on the light, she realized that she was in the wrong unit, according to the affidavit, which proved to be based almost entirely on the officer’s account.
Jean the family disputed the account detailed in the arrest warrant affidavit. Lawyers for Jean’s family also questioned why it took three days for Guyger to be charged and why they are so quick to use deadly force in her meeting with the 26-year-old Jean.
Fox News’ Frank Miles contributed to this report.
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