During a Tuesday press conference, the Dallas Police Department said three suspects have been identified in the murder of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the Amber Guyger trial. Authorities later added that Brown’s killing was drug-related and not tied to the Guyger case.
BREAKING: Dallas police issue arrest warrants for three suspects in the slaying of key witness in Amber Guyger trial.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 8, 2019
DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT STATEMENT:
Through the dedicated work of the DPD homicide detectives, we have identified 3 suspects in the murder of Joshua Brown. Jacquerious Mitchell B/M age 20, Michael Mitchell B/M age 32 and Thaddeous Green B/M age 22.
All suspects have travelled from Alexandria, LA to purchase drugs from Joshua Brown. According to Jacquerious, Green contacted Mr. Brown to purchase drugs. A physical altercation ensues as Green talks with Brown.
Jacquerious exits his vehicle and Mr. Brown shoots him in the chest. He falls into vehicle and hears two gunshots. He says Thaddeous shot Mr. Brown twice in the lower body.
Jacquerious is driven to the hospital and where he is now in police custody. Warrants will be executed for him and the other two suspects for Capital murder.
We received numerous tips that led us to execute a search warrant for Mr. Brown’s apartment. We confiscated 12 lbs. of marijuana, 149 grams of THC cartridges and $4,157 in cash.
We want to assure the citizens of Dallas that we will continue to be transparent and provide updates on this case as they materialize.
We need your assistance in capturing these fugitives. If anyone knows their whereabouts, please call 214-373-TIPS or 214-671-3690. The suspects are considered armed and dangerous.
The rumors shared by community leaders that Mr. Brown’s death was related to the Amber Guyger trial and that DPD was responsible are false. We encourage those leaders to be mindful because their words may jeapordize the integrity of the city of Dallas and DPD.
Is anyone else sensing cover up from the Dallas Police Department?
Im not the conspiracy type, but an outside agency needs to investigate the @DallasPD for the murder of Joshua Brown.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) October 6, 2019
The State knew Joshua Brown didn’t want to testify due to concerns for his safety. He flew to California when the trial began. They threatened him with jail if he didn’t return. He went straight from the airport to the court. Dallas County has a duty to protect him. They failed.
There is also a video of the Judge saying I’m surprised he came underneath her breath when Joshua asked to be excused.
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This ugly winch is apart of the problem. Judges and government officials like this who needs enemies Reposted from @leemerrittesq (@get_regrann) – The more I learn about the death of #JoshuaBrown the more upset I become. There was an attempt on Brown’s life in November of 2018. He was shot in the foot. Another friend was killed. A man was arrested for the incident and another suspect remained at-large. Josh was concerned that these people still meant him harm so when he was subpoenaed to testify against Amber Guyger he was conflicted. He wanted to do the right thing. Prosecutors told him he had information they needed to ensure a conviction. He, in turn, told prosecutors and the Court about the danger he felt was associated with him testifying in a public trial. Ultimately he decided that it was just too dangerous. He left the state and was in California on the day the trial began. In fact the day he was called to testify he was still in California. Prosecutors hounded him, threatening to issue a warrant for his arrest if he didn’t appear in court on Day 2 of the trial. So he got on a plane and came straight from the airport to the courthouse. I believe he met with the judge in her chambers (on the record) and reiterated his concern about testifying. That is why during his first public appearance in the trial the judge affirmed “you have already been sworn and are still under oath.” The court has mechanisms to limit the exposure of witnesses. They took steps to cut off cameras and instruct media not to report on an undercover cop that testified in Guyger’s trial. Why weren’t the same measures taken to protect Joshua Brown? Brown’s testimony was powerful but it was also duplicative. Nothing he testified to couldn’t have been brought in by other witnesses. It wasn’t worth his life. – #StateVsUsMag #blackhistory #JusticeForBothamJean #JusticeforJoshuaBrown #dallas #texas #judge