A follow-up on the Botham Jean/Amber Guyger story that flew under the radar



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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Jaybird

    I didn’t see the story where the lawsuit against Dallas was dismissed.

    I’m glad that another judge reversed that decision.Report

  2. Avatar Doctor Jay

    Well, I guess I haven’t followed this enough to understand how Guyger’s police training might have been a factor. I mean, she wasn’t on duty at the time, right?Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Doctor Jay

      She was not, but she was getting off after a long shift.

      At that point, there are legit questions as to what her bosses might have done to prevent this in the first place. Hey, maybe there’s nothing.

      I doubt we’ll find out, though. This was the “please don’t make us settle out of court” lawsuit that got overturned. Now the cops have the choice between “Discovery” and “Settle”.

      I imagine that the latter will do less damage to them.Report

    • Avatar Brandon Berg in reply to Doctor Jay

      The key factor here is that the taxpayers of Dallas collectively have much deeper pockets than Amber Guyger. Pedestrian notions of causality and culpability are of secondary concern.Report

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