U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat in search of to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, referred to as Friday night time for the firing of a Dallas police officer who authorities say shot an unarmed black man in his condominium final week.
O’Rourke’s remarks got here at a marketing campaign rally forward of his November midterm showdown towards Cruz, FOX four of Dallas reported.
Final week, Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger, 30, allegedly shot Botham Jean, a black man, inside an condominium she mistook for her personal. Guyger was booked within the Kaufman County Jail on a manslaughter cost three days later.
She was later launched on a $300,000 bond and is awaiting trial.
On the rally, O’Rourke referred to as for regulation enforcement to be held accountable and “do the precise factor” in firing and prosecuting Guyger.
Earlier Friday, protesters gathered exterior Dallas police headquarters, demanding that Guyger be charged with homicide quite than manslaughter, FOX four reported. The group marched by way of downtown Dallas, stopping at varied areas, earlier than returning to police headquarters.
Jean’s mom, Allison Jean, on Friday denounced Guyger as “the satan,” and demanded she be fired, the Dallas Morning Information reported.
In the meantime, the campaigns of each Cruz and O’Rourke issued statements Friday night, confirming they’ve agreed to carry three debates earlier than the Nov. 6 election, the Houston Chronicle reported.
“To have my son smeared in such a method, I believe that individuals who’re actually nasty, who’re actually soiled and are going to cowl up for the satan, Amber Guyger.”
The primary debate is scheduled for Sept. 21 in Dallas, with the others set for Houston and San Antonio. Every might be one hour, the report stated.