NAACP calls for investigation of fatal shooting of Joshua Brown, key witness in Amber Guyger trial

By The Christian Post

Joshua Brown 28, former neighbor of Botham Jean who testified during the trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, was fatally shot on October 4, 2019. | Screenshot: YouTube/The Dallas Morning News

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., has called for an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of Joshua Brown, who testified against former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger. A jury found Guyger guilty in the 2018 murder of Botham Jean.

“The circumstances surrounding the murder of Mr. Brown cries out for answers. Most importantly, it demands an independent investigation of how and why he was killed,” said Sherrilyn Ifill, LDF’s president and director-counsel, said in a statement Sunday.

“We urge state or federal authorities to follow the trail of misconduct left by this case and fully investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr. Brown’s death. It is critical to public confidence in the administration of justice that witnesses who speak out against police violence are fully protected,” Ifill noted. “The suspicious circumstances of Mr. Brown’s killing should cause great alarm and demand an immediate and piercing inquiry. We echo Allison Jean’s statement that the ‘corruption we saw during this process must stop,’ and support her request for a comprehensive federal investigation of the Dallas Police Department.”

Source:The Christian Post