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

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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    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
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    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
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      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
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      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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