Judge in Amber Guyger trial under fire for hug, Bible

Cheryl Sanders
October 9, 2019

Law enforcement officials in Dallas, US said they have made a breakthrough in the fatal shooting of Joshua Brown however it has nothing to do with the recent murder trial of ex-cop Amber Guyger.

Police Tuesday identified three suspects in the murder of a key prosecution witness in the murder trial of former Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger, who was convicted in the shooting death of her unarmed neighbor.

Brown lived on the same floor as Jean and testified about what he heard the night Guyger killed him.

Soon after, Brown said, he saw Guyger enter the hallway from Jean's apartment, talking on the phone.

Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for killing Jean Botham, a 26-year-old black accountant, in his apartment last year.

"I assure you that is simply not true", said Assistant Chief of Police Avery Moore, during a news conference that was posted on the department's Facebook page. On November 23, Brown was shot at a strip club, Dallas Cabaret South, according to a police blotter item.

After arriving at the meeting spot on October 4, Green got out of the auto and started talking to Brown.

Green and Michael Mitchell dropped the wounded Jacquerious Mitchell at a hospital and then fled the state, reports further stated.

Green left with Brown's backpack and gun, police said.

Jacquerious Mitchell is in a Dallas hospital in "critical condition", and under police guard, police said.

Green and Mitchell are still on the run and police consider both to be "armed and unsafe".

All three men face capital murder warrants, Moore said.

Meanwhile, authorities executed a search warrant at Brown's apartment, finding 12 pounds of marijuana, 143 grams of THC cartridges and $4,000, according to Moore.

During a press conference, the Dallas police expressed regret that some people believed that the murder was directly connected to the case. "There is a lack of credibility that the Dallas Police Department now has and, frankly, it's not just among brown and black communities".

It is unclear how the three men came into contact with Brown or why they would have driven more than 300 miles (483 kilometers) from central Louisiana to purchase marijuana in Texas.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, together with a number of community leaders, "had called for an independent investigation into Brown's death and the Dallas police department" prior to today's arrest.

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