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by thatguyoverthere
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 419
Views: 38744

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

Grayling813 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:21 pm
thatguyoverthere wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:43 pm
jason812 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:15 pm
I have caught bits and pieces of the trial. Mainly reporting on the AM radio. Why did the jury not get to hear the Texas Ranger say she acted reasonably? I haven't seen an explanation why that statement was not in front of the jury.
I, too, have only heard bits and pieces. But I did hear that quote from the Texas Ranger. IIRC, he not only said that she acted reasonably, but also that no crime was committed (in his opinion).

Don't know why the judge did not allow it, but also not sure why the Ranger thinks that would not be a crime of some kind, to kill someone minding their own business in their own home by someone else who had no reason or right to be there at all. So how does the Ranger think it's supposed to work then? You just say "oops, sorry. My bad." Then everybody goes home at the end of the day (well, except for the innocent dead guy, of course)?
If the Ranger said that, he is helping destroy the reputation of the Texas Rangers as a fair and impartial investigative force.
Apparently I did remember correctly. Here's a reference to his statement. Here's a quote from the Dallas CBS station website:
Trooper David Armstrong also said that he doesn’t believe the former Dallas officer committed a crime when she shot and killed Botham Jean inside his apartment after thinking it was her unit and that he was an intruder. However, this was said outside the presence of the jury. Judge Tammy Kemp ruled the jury would not be allowed to hear it.
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/09/25/tex ... tham-jean/
by thatguyoverthere
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 419
Views: 38744

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

jason812 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:15 pm
I have caught bits and pieces of the trial. Mainly reporting on the AM radio. Why did the jury not get to hear the Texas Ranger say she acted reasonably? I haven't seen an explanation why that statement was not in front of the jury.
I, too, have only heard bits and pieces. But I did hear that quote from the Texas Ranger. IIRC, he not only said that she acted reasonably, but also that no crime was committed (in his opinion).

Don't know why the judge did not allow it, but also not sure why the Ranger thinks that would not be a crime of some kind, to kill someone minding their own business in their own home by someone else who had no reason or right to be there at all. So how does the Ranger think it's supposed to work then? You just say "oops, sorry. My bad." Then everybody goes home at the end of the day (well, except for the innocent dead guy, of course)?
by thatguyoverthere
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 419
Views: 38744

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

thatguyoverthere wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:47 am
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/la ... ar-n909506
Investigators said in a search warrant of the apartment of Botham Jean, 26, that they were looking for “any contraband, such as narcotics, and other items that may have been used in criminal offenses.” Investigators later said in a court document that they found 10.4 grams of marijuana during Saturday's search.
“The warrant seems to only be designed for one particular purpose,” Merritt said, “and that is to smear the victim.”
He said the officer's home has not been searched.
Interesting if true.
In further reading today, I see that it is being reported now that the officer's apartment was searched "in the hours after the shooting," with the consent of the officer. So no warrant was needed.

I just wanted to get that new information out here since I was initially troubled that it was reported that the victim's apartment was searched but the officer's was not. That apparently was incorrect.

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/speci ... -594497512
A consensual search was conducted on Guyer's apartment in the hours after the shooting, according to information WFAA obtained from a source close to the investigation that was later confirmed by Merritt.
by thatguyoverthere
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 419
Views: 38744

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/la ... ar-n909506
Investigators said in a search warrant of the apartment of Botham Jean, 26, that they were looking for “any contraband, such as narcotics, and other items that may have been used in criminal offenses.” Investigators later said in a court document that they found 10.4 grams of marijuana during Saturday's search.
“The warrant seems to only be designed for one particular purpose,” Merritt said, “and that is to smear the victim.”
He said the officer's home has not been searched.
Interesting if true.

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