After the shooting of Botham Jean by Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, multiple search warrants were executed at Jean’s apartment as part of the investigation.
According to Fox 4 Dallas, one of the warrants became a public record shortly after Jean’s funeral on Thursday afternoon. The warrant listed several items found in his apartment, including a small amount of marijuana.
The Jean Family’s legal team was unaware of the warrant when it was released. The attorney stated that it doesn’t matter who the marijuana belongs 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 Lee Merritt, attorney for Jean’s family. “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, another 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.”
“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 Shaun King, a warrant for Guyger does not exist. Her home was never searched although she was the perpetrator.