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The lawyer for the family of Botham Shem Jean,who was fatally shot by a Dallas police officer in his own apartment, says law officials are trying to discredit the victim by making public details of a search warrant conducted on his home.

Jean, 26, died on Sept. 6 after off-duty officer Amber Guyger walked into his apartment, allegedly thinking she was in hers (which is located one floor below) and shot him twice.

In the week since his death, Guyger’s messy story has changed multiple times, most likely to drum up support and sympathy from racist white folks. At first, she said Botham’s door was locked and she repeatedly tried to get in until he opened the door. Then she said his door was shut but unlocked. Now she says his door was never even shut and she gave Jean commands that he didn’t listen, The Associated Press reported.

Following the shooting death of Jean, multiple search warrants were executed at his apartment as part of the investigation, CBS News reports. Attorneys for Jean’s family are outraged that the document describing drug evidence became public on the same day of his funeral. They believe this was an attempt to discredit the victim. “They immediately began looking to smear him,” said attorney Lee Merritt.

“26 years without blemish and it took being murdered in his own home by a white Dallas police officer to make #BothemShemJean a criminal,” he wrote on Twitter.

One of the warrants listed several items found in Jean’s apartment, including a small amount of marijuana. Most of the items found during the search appear to belong to Guyger. The items seized include:

2 fired cartridge casings

1 laptop computer

1 black backpack with police equipment and paperwork

1 insulated lunch box

1 black ballistic vest with “police” markings

10.4 grams of marijuana in ziplock bags

1 metal marijuana grinder

2 RFID keys

2 used packages of medical aid

The document does not say where any of the items were located in the apartment or who they belong to.

“I think it’s unfortunate that law enforcement begin to immediately criminalize the victim — in this case, someone who was clearly was the victim that has absolutely no bearing on the fact that he was shot in his home,” said attorney Lee Merritt. “I would love to see more information coming out about the warrants executed on the home of the shooter who lived just below him. I haven’t seen any of those. And particularly for it to be on this day the day that we remember and celebrate him… to see the common assassination attempt on the victim that we often see in law enforcement involved shootings.”

“It doesn’t change the story,” said Daryl Washington, attorney for the Jean family. “She claimed that she went into a place she thought was her apartment. She didn’t claim she had gone somewhere because she thought there was some sort of criminal activity.”

“I know because of how he lived his life it won’t stain his reputation because he lived his life so virtuously,” Merritt added. “But it’s unfortunate law enforcement has taken this turn.”

Attorney Pete Schulte, who is not connected to the case, says the defense will likely bring it up in trial if the marijuana turns out to be his.

“I’m not saying Mr. Jean is a bad guy because he had some marijuana in his apartment,” Schulte said. “But it could help add some explanation to this crazy case. It just adds another layer of complexity.”

“This is nothing but a disgusting attempt to assassinate the character of a wonderful young man,” said Ben Crump, attorney for the Jean family.

According to the report, there have been several warrants signed by judges and executed in the case but it’s unclear if those requests included any warrants to search Guyger’s apartment. She did consent to a blood draw the night of the shooting. Toxicology reports for both her and Jean are still pending.




22 thoughts on “Dallas Police Find Marijuana In Botham Jean’s Apartment And Attempt To Smear His Image

  1. Lol, black people! It’s always the same with you low IQ childish animals. Everyone one of you idiots use phrases like “yall” and use ebonics while calling everyone else evil and racist when it’s you that is the most violent, hateful,and racist of all. I’ve seen far more hate and racism from your race than all other races combined. This is why people like me are so mean to you and why most despise you and have no respect for you. You are looked at as being special,the retarded special,and laughed at but you bring it all on yourselves. You struggle only against yourselves. It’s always black this and black that. Why cant you dummies just get with the program and go about life like everyone else???? You should be embarrassed by your black behavior.

    • Michael Middleton on said:

      Robert is one of those Whites who acts very friendly and try to be cool around Blacks on the social scale. But then cowardly hide behind the computer screen to spew his trashy filth on social media. What a wuss!

  2. Beatrice Brown on said:

    All this has nothing to do with the price of tea in China.Nor does it change the fact that this young Black man was legally in his own home when she knocked on the door and shot him dead.Now when yall got some new evidence to change the facts I’m all ears.Otherwise she gettin it.

  3. After the behavior of African Americans the last 6 or 7 years makes it difficult to feel sorry about these victims. There is a big difference between this guy and Michael brown but in the eyes of blacks they are both saints. So I and many many more Americans just dont care, it’s just hard to respect stupid,militant,childish anti-white and anti-American black people

    • Michael Middleton on said:

      As an African-American, I have an “American” post-graduate degree, excellent high paying job and have a wonderful, highly educated, well-respected professional family. So who are the African-Americans you are referring to? Also, what makes you and “many more Americans” more American than myself and others? Actually, you have described yourself to be more stupid, militant, immature, uneducated, and childish than you actually realize, which is the definition of ignorant.

    • I can see where a TV educates you on everything and you probably only leave your trailer to go to the local Piggly Wiggly for alcohol and your backyard for meth grow up change is overdue!

  4. First my condolences to the young man’s family. Second that ugly woman who is a cop; I didn’t say the color but how can you not know what floor your apartment is own. I believe she was on something or it was intentional meaning she just want to murder an African American.

  5. Christianforreal on said:

    Robin, you are so right, lol, my 3 year old grandson recognizes the neighborhood from inside the car when he can barely see out of the car windows. And my thing is this, even IF she didn’t recognize that she was on the wrong floor and at the wrong door, And even IF the door was either unlocked or open when she approached how in the hell is it that she did not recognize that this wasn’t her furniture, her pictures on the wall or anything else, dark or otherwise, you’d recognize your home!!!

  6. Christianforreal on said:

    Mac Daddy, even if he was high as a kite, what difference would that make. She broke into his apartment with no good reason to be there and shot him dead. High or not, he was in his home, alone, and not causing anyone else any problems. Nothing like the Michael Brown case!!!

  7. americanize on said:

    Here we go agin,typical race soldier behavior.So what if he had weed in his apartment,we don’t know that,we do know race soldiers have a history of planting drugs and guns on black people.Then this murderer gives this cockamany story that the door was open and dark,who sits in there house in the dark with the door open.Its bullshit but,Its the I,m white an I say so.Black America you have no friends.

  8. Robin Brown on said:

    it is amazing the intelligence level of the few who wants to always give their opinion that doesn’t make any sense or has any substance. it does not matter what was going on in this mans apartment. it does not matter what you say or think of this man. the real issue is what was she on and why holding the type of job she holds she could not recognize she was in the wrong apartment. I have a 3 year old grandson who knows where he lives. he can direct to his front door. you are taught this as a child. Mr. Mac daddy need I explain more. you don’t need a college degree to know where you live. grow up!!!! SMH!!

  9. tedgravely on said:

    It was planted. I don’t believe anything those lying, conniving, gang members say. Was his fingerprints on the drugs? How about any substance in his system? There is no complexity, that thuggish white woman broke into his house. I don’t care if he would have been in his house in a drunken stupor- it’s his house. You weren’t invited. Racist system. #45 words are relevant as it relates to what the Dallas PD is trying to do with respect to Botham, “Rigged Witch Hunt” run by “Thugs” and as a “sham.” Can’t LEOs so the right thing. They are earning the hate!

  10. Mac Daddy on said:

    This is why he ignored multiple lawful command from the Officer. He was high as a kite. The false good boy narrative always crumbles under the least bit of scrutiny. Michael Brown, anyone

  11. Here we go…..these racist, bigoted bastards will stop at nothing to justify the evil that exists among them. I doubt the marijuana is his – – it’s a plant. And even if it is his, as his attorney stated, her story said nothing about investigating suspicious drug activity. I sincerely hope this s##t does not get swept under the rug, that she is charged with the highest level of murder and that her racist ass rots in jail, and then in hell. She deserves not better.

  12. Eileen Lee on said:

    It doesn’t matter what they found in his home. It doesn’t change the fact that this cop’s story doesn’t fly. Stop trying to blame the victim. It was his home and his right.

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