Botham Jean’s Family Calls On Justice Department To Investigate Dallas Police Department


SHOOTING AND KILLING HER NEIGHBOR. TEXAS OFFICIALS WOULD NOT SAY WHERE SHE WILL LIKELY SERVE THAT SENTENCE. AND IN THE FINAL PUBLIC APPEARANCE BEFORE RETURNING TO THEIR HOME COUNTRY, THE FAMILY OF BOTHAM JEAN STANDING IN SUPPORT OF DALLAS FAMILIES WHOSE LOVED ONES WERE ALSO KILLED IN OFFICER SHOOTINGS OR DIED DURING ARRESTS. THEY HAVE CALLED FOR CHANGES WITHIN THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT. J.D. MILES IS LIVE NOW FROM THE DALLAS P.D. HEADQUARTERS WITH THE DEPARTMENT STILL REELING FROM THE GUYGER CASE. J.D.? Reporter: STEVE, THAT INTERNAL INVESTIGATION WAS ANNOUNCED TWO DAYS AGO AND ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO SPOKE TODAY. THEY WANT THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO INTERVENE AND INVESTIGATE DPD OFFICER’S SHOOTING POLICIES AND THE RACIST BEHAVER THAT EMERGED DURING THE AMBER GUYGER MURDER TRIAL. BOTHAM JEAN’S NAME WAS ON ONE OF SEVERAL SIGNS HELD TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO DIED AT THE HANDS OF DALLAS POLICE OFFICERS. MY FAMILY IS LEAVING. BUT YOU HAVE TO DO ALL THAT IS NECESSARY TO MAKE DALLAS A SAFER PLACE. Reporter: ALLISON JEAN AND MOTHERS AGAINST POLLUTION BRUTALITY GATHERED AT A CHURCH TO CALL FOR CHANGES IN THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEY INCLUDE A REQUEST TO REOPEN ANY CASES INVOLVING QUESTIONABLE POLICE SHOOTINGS OVER THE LAST 15 YEARS. THEY ALSO WANT OFFICERS WHO WERE EXPOSED DURING GUYGER’S TRIAL POSTING SEMI-RACIST OR VIOLENT MESSAGES TO BE FIRED. THE CALL FOR ACTION COMES TWO DAYS AFTER THE HUG OF FORGIVENESS. BOTHAM JEAN’S BROTHER OFFERED GUYGER WHAT HE NOW SAYS WAS AN IMPULSENS DECISION. I SAID WHAT I HAD TO SAY. I MEANT WHAT I SAID, AND I THANK GOD I GOT THE COURAGE TO DO IT. Reporter: HE SAID HE DOESN’T REGRET IT, EVEN AFTER GETTING RIDICULED BY THOSE WHO ARE VINEDDIBILITY IN. HIS MOTHER SAID SHE IS STILL STRUGGLING WITH FORGIVENESS. I PAID FOR THAT RED MAT, FOR THAT IRONING BOARD AND WHAT YOU SAW IN MISS APARTMENT. IT IS VERY PAINFUL. I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WANT TO BE BACK IN DALLAS. DALLAS ROBBED ME OF MY SON. Reporter: THE JEAN FAMILY AND AMBER GUYGER BOTH SOON TO BE GONE FROM DALLAS, BUT LEAVING BEHIND UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER TRAINING, OVERSIGHT, AND CULTURE ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO BOTHAM JEAN’S MURDER. FOLKS, YOU CAN STAY WITH CBS 11 ON-AIR AND ON-LINE FOR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF THE

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