The mother of a man murdered in her own apartment by a Dallas police officer has expressed her displeasure because reports have appeared that investigators found a small amount of marijuana in her son's house.
Allison Jean, mother of Botham Jean, 26, said Friday that her son's name was tainted by reports that police found 10.4 grams of marijuana in his apartment.
He also says he wants to see the toxicology report for the off-duty officer Amber Guyger, who said he mistook Botham Jean's department for his and shot him when he did not obey his verbal commands.
"I'll call Dallas officials … please, give me the reason, give me justice for my son because he does not deserve what he got," Allison Jean said in comments reported by CNN.
Allison Jean, the mother of Botham Jean, 26, said Friday that her son's name was tainted by reports that police found 10.4 grams of marijuana in his apartment
She wants to see the toxicology report for agent Amber Guyger, who said she mistook Botham Jean's department for his and shot her when she did not obey his verbal commands. Allison Jean is seen in the center with her son, Grant, 15 (left) during a prayer service in Dallas last Sunday
A new search warrant says that Amber Guyger (left), 30, did not arrive at the apartment of both Jean (right) to find the door ajar but was trying to unlock her with her set of keys when she appeared there last Thursday after one shift
A family lawyer, Lee Merritt, said a police search request requesting permission to search for drugs in Jean's apartment showed that investigators were looking for information that would "murder" Botham Jean's character.
"The night he was killed, investigators from the Dallas Police Department were specifically interested in finding information that could help assassinate his character," Merritt said.
"Twenty-six years on this earth lived his life without a stain.
"It was necessary to be killed by a Dallas police officer so Botham Jean would suddenly become a criminal."
Lawyers for Jean's family demanded that the officer be fired at a press conference on Friday.
A police affidavit shows that, among other items, agents confiscated 10.4 grams of marijuana and a marijuana mill from Jean's apartment.
Allison Jean expressed disgust that on Thursday, when those attending her son's funeral remembered him for his religious convictions and kindness, the results of the search for his home were released.
"Having my son stained like that, I think it shows there are (there are people) who are really nasty, who are really dirty and who are going to cover up the devil Amber Guyger," he said.
A crowd protests in Dallas on Friday night. Local Fox television affiliate KDFW was harshly criticized for his initial report on the launch of the report on the search findings.
Guyger has been arrested for manslaughter and is on bail.
Previously, authorities posted a video showing that Guyger had been imprisoned after being arrested.
The video shows Guyger handcuffed and dressed in an orange uniform on Sunday in the Kaufman County jail.
He sits in front of a desk and then tilts his head down and holds his hands to his face.
Local Fox television affiliate, KDFW, was harshly criticized for his initial report on the release of the report on the search findings, dismissing figures from across the political spectrum for focusing on marijuana, tweeting: DEVELOPMENT: Search order: Marijuana found in the Botham Jean department after a deadly shooting.
Amber Guyger wipes tears from her eyes when she is being charged with involuntary manslaughter for the murder of Botham Jean on September 6
On Twitter, the ACLU called the tweet an "attack on an innocent man."
Fox News contributor Guy Benson commented on Twitter: "Irrelevant." 100% irrelevant & # 39;
KDFW, which later updated its story and added more context, declined to comment on Friday on its initial coverage of the search affidavit.
At his funeral, Jean was described as a talented and passionate man, who confided to his uncle that he might one day become prime minister of his native country, the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall were among those who attended the funeral filled with hymns.
Rawlings has described Jean as a young professional and a man of faith who was "exactly the kind of citizen we want to have."