Family claims cops are smearing Dallas police shooting victim

Shem Jean and Amber Guyger  Dallas Sheriff’s Office

Shem Jean and Amber Guyger Dallas Sheriff’s Office

Botham's funeral will be held Thursday.

Jean will be buried in Saint Lucia.

"A friend is the family that you choose".

The warrant doesn't say if investigators were looking for narcotics that Guyger possibly had, or if they believed they were in Jean's apartment. "If Botham was in this room, nobody would ever feel left out".

It was a service filled with music, a fitting tribute to a man who expressed his love of God through song, according to Minister Michael Griffin, who called him "Bo".

Jean was born in St. Lucia and moved to the US where he became a naturalized citizen. "He was the light in a dark room".

CBS News' Omar Villafranca spoke with Jean's family, who says they don't think Dallas police officer Amber Guyger is telling the whole story about what happened in that apartment building last Thursday.

He said at the start of the funeral service that 55,000 employees of PricewaterhouseCoopers around the globe were simultaneously holding a moment of silence for Jean.

A bus load of students from Jean's alma mater, Harding University in Arkansas, made the trip to attend the service.


Jean's friend and business mentor Tommy Bush said he was asked to mentor Jean when he came to Harding University.

Botham Shem Jean got his first name from a British cricket player, his uncle said, and his second from the Bible, after a son of Noah. Ignatius Jean said his nephew's death was felt across the Caribbean nation.

"The sound of the gunshots did not have the resonance to be heard on our small island, but its impact was of nuclear proportions", Jean said. There are diverging narratives about what exactly happened in the moments leading up to his death September 6.

The family of a man who was fatally shot inside his own apartment by an off-duty, cop in Dallas wants to put one rumor to rest.

Matt Schweich, deputy director of the policy reform group Marijuana Policy Project, questioned why officials haven't released a search warrant for Guyger's apartment. It says she "inserted a unique door key, with an electronic chip, into the door key hole".

Guyger claimed in her affidavit that Jean's door was ajar when she entered and then shot him dead after he ignored verbal commands. Jean was transported to Baylor Hospital, where he died. Botham Jean's family says he did not know or have a relationship with the officer who shot him.

Lawyers for the family say statements to them by witnesses contradict the officer's story.

All of them said they were surprised they didn't see words like "reckless" or "intentional" which they say would normally be found on similar documents in manslaughter and murder cases. Jean's uncle told the church it was Botham's favorite color. "I want to be a Christian, '" she recalled to the dozens of people seated in the blue pews. "The apartment complex should take action", Berry said.

Guyger was arrested and charged with manslaughter on Sunday. The Dallas Police Department and Texas Rangers did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment on whether her apartment was searched during the investigation. But so is the Dallas County prosecutor's office.

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