‘I Have No Idea What Happened’: Botham Jean’s Father Seeks Justice

RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) – Answers and justice. Hours after Botham Jean’s funeral in Richardson, that’s what his family is asking for in the days ahead.

“I don’t know, that’s what I’m saying. I have no idea what happened,” said his father, Bertram Jean.

Not knowing, Botham Jean’s family said, is one of the most painful parts of the 26-year-old’s death. So they, along with dozens of local religious leaders, gathered just moments after the funeral to demand answers.

“We, the Dallas Church of Christ leaders, demand fairness,” said Minister Sammie Berry. “We demand transparency. We demand accuracy. We demand expediency. We will not sit back and overlook any attempts to cover up or diminish the truth.”

Jean’s family say he was extra careful of his security, which makes his death – in his own apartment by a Dallas police officer – so stunning.

“What is even more…

Original published: 2018-09-13 18:02:46 Read the full Dallas News here


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