Episode 22 – The 911 call after the murder of Botham Jean

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Hey Everybody. It’s Wednesday, and it’s the very first day of May, and today I’m going to go back to my roots and do something that I used to do at least once a week when I was the Senior Justice Writer for the New York Daily News. I’m going to unpack and explain some very disturbing audio that was just released from Dallas, Texas. You may remember 8 months ago when a white Dallas Police Officer named Amber Guyger shot and killed an unarmed, non-violent black man in his own home. That man, Botham Jean, was a respected executive at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was literally in his pajamas eating ice cream when he was shot and killed.

Today, for the first time, we have access to Amber Guyger’s 911 call, and I want to let you hear it and analyze it with you — because I…

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  • judith.evind

    This is not a question to be answered, but an observation I guess. If Guyger had just come from work why was her dog with her in Botham Jean’s apartment? I think that’s what she is saying on the tape – something about her dog? Or perhaps I misheard.

    • judith.evind

      Sorry, she’s saying, ‘I’m going to lose my job’ but I thought she said, ‘I’m here with my dog.’ I mean/meant no disrespect to Mr. Jean.

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