Excessive Use Of Force Lawsuit


The family of Harding graduate Botham Jean, the Dallas resident fatally shot in his own apartment by a police officer, intends to file a federal lawsuit claiming excessive use of force.

Dallas television station KXAS reports, attorney Lee Merritt stated that Jean’s family will name the accused officer, Amber Guyger, and the city of Dallas as defendants in the lawsuit.

Jean was killed on September 6th, when Gyuger entered Jean’s apartment.

Guyger has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting and is free on bond. She was fired by the Dallas Police Department on Monday.

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