Unarmed black man killed by police in his own apartment in Dallas

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Allison Jean, left, the mother of Botham Jean, stands with Botham's brother Brandt and sister Allisa Charles-Findley, along with attorneys Benjamin Crump and Lee Merritt during a news conference, Sept. 10, 2018, in Dallas.
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Botham Jean, 26-years-old, African-American, and shot dead in his own apartment last week by a police officer. The officer in question mistakenly walked into Botham’s apartment, thought it was her own apartment, and shot Botham thinking he was an intruder. Botham was unarmed and posed no threat to the white police officer. His only crime: being black in America.



This tragic event brought together dozens of protesters outside the Dallas police headquarters last week. They were demanding justice for the family of Botham Jean as exact details from that fatal night have yet to be released, even to Botham’s mother.


Charges have been brought against the officer in question. Currently, she is being charged with manslaughter, however, it has not been finalized, and prosecutors are still considering an upgrade of charges to murder.


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