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Civil rights attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci issued the following statement related to the pursuit of justice for Botham Jean

August 7, 2021

“We are pleased to see the arc of justice continue to bend toward accountability for the murder of Botham Jean in Dallas. The 3-justice panel made the right call this week to uphold the murder conviction of former Dallas officer Amber Guyger, who shot and killed Mr. Jean for absolutely no reason as he ate ice cream in his apartment.  We look forward to the Texas law in his name going into effect on September 1, making it illegal for any peace officer to turn off their body camera during an investigation, as happened in this case. May more commonsense police reform sweep our nation to restore trust of law enforcement in our marginalized communities.”

About Ben Crump Law

Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and his national network of specialized attorneys have spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more, visit or call (800) 935-8111.

About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Romanucci & Blandin is a Chicago-based national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death arising from police misconduct, corporate negligence, civil rights actions, medical malpractice, mass torts and class actions. Founded in 1998, the firm is widely recognized for representing plaintiffs in numerous practice areas including: workers’ compensation, pharmaceuticals, civil rights, police misconduct, excessive force, aviation, product liability and premises liability. For more information, please visit or call (312) 458-1000.


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