DALLAS, TEXAS — Police Chief Reneé Hall explains why Amber Guyger hasn’t received any disciplinary action for her “manslaughter” of Botham Jean. The public is current awaiting justice.
WHERE IS THE JUSTICE?
As of yet, Amber Guyger is still employed with the Dallas Police Department (DPD). Rightfully so, this has much of the public furious and wondering “why?!”
Well according to CBS News, police chief Reneé Hall is offering somewhat of an explanation concerning Guyger’s non-disciplinary situation.
1. Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall has issued a new statement explaining why Officer #AmberGuyger has received no disciplinary action in her killing of #BothamJean. (cont.) pic.twitter.com/V7zvhAUFPm
— Anton Daceyah (@AntonDaceyah) September 21, 2018
“There is one overriding reason that I have not taken any administrative or employment action against Officer Amber Guyger,” Hall states. “I don’t want to interfere with the on-going criminal investigation into her actions.”
“Here’s why. As an employer, DPD can compel Officer Guyger to provide a statement during a DPD administrative investigation and those statements given to DPD could potentially compromise the criminal investigation.”
“That is not a risk I am willing to take,” Hall continues. “We cannot let the criminal case be determined on a ‘technicality’ rather than the facts. An exhaustive and thorough criminal investigation is essential, and as soon as we are assured that conducting an administrative investigation will not impede on the criminal investigation, we will proceed.”
NOT EVEN LOGICAL
In response to this statement, people simply aren’t buying it. We’ve all seen how irrational law enforcement can be regarding civilian lives — especially Black lives. There are several prisoners who have been confined to a cell for years and still haven’t seen trial yet.
Twitter user Willie Lunchmeat makes an interesting point regarding police officers policing each other.
“#fact : Cops are all about exacting swift justice.. until it’s time to bring one of their own to justice. @DallasPD Chief, Renee Hall, is nothing more than a spinning politician now, ducking and dodging bringing #AmberGuyger to justice for the murder of #BothamJean.”
Likewise, Dallas lawyer and former police officer Pete Schulte also questions Hall’s words. According to Schulte, the department’s internal investigation should run concurrently with the criminal investigation.
“There is no ability for the internal affairs investigation to cross over to what the Texas Rangers are doing,” says Schulte. “It doesn’t make any sense legally why these two investigations cannot be going on simultaneously, like they have happened in every other case.”
This goes to show, further, the extent law enforcement will pursue in efforts to help their own — well, as observed, more specifically when the officer in question is Caucasian and the victim is Black.
Given the last few years regarding police brutality and excessive force, there have been too many hashtags to count. And the only one authorities took immediate action concerning, was Justine Damond – an Australian-American woman in the States who was shot by Mohamed Noor – an African-American cop.
It was interesting to see how the media’s narrative changed so quickly in the age of “Blue Lives Matter.” That day, to the “majority,” his life didn’t matter — regardless of his police affiliation.
Both, below, are victims of police brutality. But only one has seen swift justice.
Justine Damond was killed by a BLACK officer ON DUTY who panicked while responding to a call. That officer is charged with murder. #BothamJean was killed in his own home by a WHITE officer OFF DUTY. After public outcry, she may face manslaughter. Anyone else confused? pic.twitter.com/MJrlzQGZsh
— Jazzyfresh (@JaminRoman) September 8, 2018
Yes. Justine Damond was innocent and unarmed, much like many other innocent, unarmed Blacks who have been carelessly murdered by non-Black officers — officers who, though blatantly shown on video having no reason to lethally engage, were found “not guilty.”
And here we are again with Amber Guyger – whose story is complete garbage. Another innocent, unarmed Black man murdered by police — while in his own home, minding his own business, having committed zero crimes in his life.
Yet, law enforcement is dragging a** trying to find any and all methods of distraction and prolongation. And police chief Reneé Hall’s statement is nothing more than a verbal version of that.
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