Dallas Police Search Slain Man’s Apartment, Find Pot; Internet Fumes

Jean's family lawyer Lee Merritt gives talks to members of the press following a prayer vigil for Botham Shem Jean at the Dallas West Church of Christ on Saturday Sept. 8 2018 in Dallas

The discrepancies center around how Guyger gained access to an apartment that was not hers and whether or not she exchanged words with Jean before shooting him dead, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The Fox headline and the promotion that marijuana was seized at Jean's apartment recalls the many instances where irrelevant information has been spread about black men and children after they have been shot by police as a means of casting doubt on their victimhood. Merritt says he's not sure what really went down last Thursday when he shot Jean in his own home - but he knows she's lying.

Mother of #BothamJean, Allison Jean, says the "smear" of her son is unacceptable. When officials released the findings from his apartment, FOX 4 tweeted "DEVELOPING: Search warrant: Marijuana found in Botham Jean's apartment after deadly shooting", resulting in outrage directed toward the news station. In May of 2017, Guyger fired her weapon at a drug offender who engaged in a physical altercation with police and took an officer's Taser.

Jean was killed September 6 at the South Side Flats apartment complex when Guyger mistook his apartment for her own and shot him.

"They have reassured us that, despite the charge of manslaughter, which we believe is the inappropriate charge, that they are keeping all options open".

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Guyger is charged with manslaughter and is on administrative leave as the investigation continues. "In this situation, the officer allowed her fear to influence her decision-making and it cost an innocent man his life".

Downloaded data from the electronic door locks could possibly reveal whether the door to Jean's apartment was locked and what key was used to enter if it was, according to Lee Merritt, one of the attorneys representing Jean's family.

Falconer said Guyger should have been better trained to de-escalate any conflict with Jean once the two saw each other, and to determine quickly that she was in the wrong apartment. "It did nothing else", Merritt said.

Lawyers on Friday also accused Dallas police of "preferential treatment" toward Guyger and alleged officers were leaking information to the media. It's unknown if a search warrant was also executed at the officer's apartment. "I need to go protect myself, '" Whalen said.

CNN has called Guyger's attorney, but has not heard back, and has reached out to the Dallas County district attorney's office and the Texas Rangers for comment.

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