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Lawyers for the family also spoke out calling for Officer Amber Guyger to be fired.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, which was written by Texas Rangers investigators, Guyger mistakenly went to Jean's apartment after parking on the wrong floor.

Jean's death 10 days ago is the latest in a long line of police killings, but one slight consolation is that the extreme circumstances of it have at least served to highlight the troubling recourse to deadly violence that is an all-too-common...

Attorneys for the family of a man who was killed by a Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own are demanding that the officer be fired.

It has been the standard practice of the department to await indictment by a grand jury before firing police officers, although there have been situations in the past where an officer was sacked prior to the grand jury's decision. "It took a white Dallas police officer to break into his home and shoot him to death for him to become painted as a criminal".

Guyger was off-duty when the shooting occurred, but still in uniform after completing her shift. But if we're looking for explanations and complexity, why have the Dallas police not released information regarding warrants to search Guyger's apartment, or even revealed whether they sought one?

Guyger was charged with manslaughter on Sunday before being released on a $300,000 bond. As previously reported by rolling out, a search warrant was issued for Jean's apartment.

It's not clear whose weed it was, but a civil rights attorney representing Jean's family says the department's motives to search for "narcotics" were all too clear. "And, for it to be released this day, I don't believe in coincidences", Merritt told NBC DFW.

"You go ahead and put it in there just in case you find it", Mulder said.

Search warrants executed by investigators with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office are seeking data from the door locks of a police officer and the man she is accused of fatally wounding, according to published reports. Jean said her son "did everything with passion". She then called 911. Inside, the lights were off, and she saw a figure in the darkness that cast a large silhouette across the room, according to the officer's account.

She said it was dark inside and she thought Jean was a burglar, and that she shot him after he didn't obey her "verbal commands".