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Texas Bill On Increased Police Accountability In Honor Of Botham Jean Signed Into Law

Source: KTVT-TV/CBSDFW.com

Texas Bill On Increased Police Accountability In Honor Of Botham Jean Signed Into Law

By CBSDFW.com StaffJune 16, 2021 at 6:59 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Botham Jean Act has now become law in Texas.

The new law, also known as Bo’s Law, was named in honor of the Dallas accountant murdered in his own apartment by an off-duty Dallas police officer in 2018. During the 87th Texas Legislative Session, the bill passed both chambers at the Texas Capitol with bipartisan support in late May.

State Rep. Carl Sherman, of DeSoto, authored the bill in response to Jean’s murder. He announced Wednesday evening that the bill was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott.


“It will mean that now we will have more systemic accountability with police officers being required to turn on their cameras and keep it on for the duration of the investigation,” Sherman said last month. “Will we have improvements each session? I believe so.”

The accountant and church praise leader was eating ice cream and watching TV when former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger entered his apartment and fatally shot him — later telling jurors during her criminal trial that she mistook his apartment for her own on another floor.

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