Amid mounting public outrage after a Dallas cop fatally shot a man in his own home earlier this week, the city’s police chief on Saturday said a warrant has not yet been issued for the police officer involved. Police Chief Renee Hall said during a panel discussion live-streamed on Facebook that state investigators need more time to review the killing of 26-year-old Botham Jean before the warrant is issued. Jean was shot dead in his own apartment on Thursday night after a female off-duty Dallas police officer mistakenly entered his home believing it was her own and fired shots. Details on the interaction between Jean and the police officer at the time of the incident remain unclear. A blood sample was taken from the police officer, who has been identified only as a five-year veteran, to determine whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the shooting. Hall had earlier told reporters the officer would face manslaughter charges, though it is not clear if that has since changed. Allie Jean, the victim’s mother, has demanded transparency from the police department. “Come clean. Speak the truth. I’m a Christian and I will forgive her, but she could never give me my son back,” Allie Jean told local news station WFAA-TV about the unidentified police officer.
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