District Attorney Faith Johnson, who is a Black, Republican woman, has been widely criticized for her handling of the Botham Shem Jean case. Even though she was voted out by a landslide, losing to retired judge John Creuzot, she is bizarrely asking to stay on the Jean case.
SEE ALSO: Texas Cop Shoots Unarmed Black Man For Entering His Own Truck
According to Fox 4 in Dallas, Johnson said, “We are still proceeding with that case. And by the way, that case is going to the grand jury very soon. I want the opportunity to bring the indictment. It happened under my watch, and I think that’s very significant that I take this case to the grand jury.”
Johnson staying on the case will be difficult being that she will no loner be the DA and Creuzot has already said he will be push for murder, not manslaughter, for 30-year-old police officer Amber Guyger who fatally shot Jean in his own home over two months ago.
Last week, District Attorney-elect Creuzot told NBC in Dallas, “I don’t know any police reports. I don’t know any forensic reports, but based on what I have seen, manslaughter is an inappropriate charge, based on the circumstances as I understand them. Once I get in there and I get everything in front of me and it appears the most appropriate charge is murder, then that’s the charge we will go forward with.” He also said, “anything less than murder deviates from Dallas County precedent.”
There have been countless “mistakes” made in the case against Guyger, from never searching Guyger’s apartment to claiming Botham Jean was a pothead to protesters being in jail longer than Guyger was.
Johnson lost to Creuzot by over 20 points, and she was only in office for 22 months. Hopefully, Creuzot can deliver justice for the Jean family.
Social Media Says It Has Identified The Dallas Cop Who Shot And Killed A Black Man In His Own Home
Meet Jogger Joe, The Man Who Took Racist Cue From BBQ Becky In Tossing Homeless Man’s Clothes
This Colin Kaepernick Retweet Says Everything You Need To Know About The NFL Players’ Anthem Grievance
Rihanna And H.E.R. Invest In Black Woman-Owned Business
Jacky Oh, Mother Of DC Young Fly's Children, Dies Following Plastic Surgery: Report
Plastic Surgeon Linked To Jacky Oh Is 'Liposuction & BBL Specialist' With Negative Online Reviews
Heart In Your Hands: Important Lifestyle Changes For Heart Failure Recovery
Mother Of Teen In Citi Bike Video Speaks Out: ‘No One Bothered To Ask Him What Happened’
Arrested! Ajike 'AJ' Owens' Killer Susan Lorincz Finally Charged In Allegedly Racist Shooting
Porn Star Accuses Zion Williamson Of Infidelity As NBA Star Announces He's Going To Be A Father
GoFundMe Surges For Teen In 'Citi Bike Karen' Incident