Video shows heavy metal fire doors automatically slam shut in building, contradicting white Dallas cop’s story

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By RUTH STYLES IN DALLAS, TEXAS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

The white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black upstairs neighbor claimed in her affidavit that his door was already ajar when she entered and that she shot him after he ignored verbal commands.

But video obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com with the aid of a neighbor living on the same floor shows that the doors in the Dallas apartment building are uniformly heavy metal fire doors that automatically slam shut if let go.

A door could only be left ajar if it had been deliberately positioned that way with a door stopper.

Further,  as a second DailyMail.com video shows,  officer Amber Guyger could not have used her key to force open the door of Botham Jean, whose funeral was held today, despite claiming to have done so in her statement to Texas Rangers.

At the very least she would have been warned that she was at the wrong door because the unique electronically coded keys used in the South Side Flats building flash red if inserted in the wrong door.

Jean, 26, a devout Christian who worked for the accounting firm PwC, could not be revived and died in hospital   Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was identified as the off-duty officer who shot 26-year-old Botham Jean in an apartment block in south Dallas on Thursday night

The neighbor, who lives two doors down from cop Amber Guyger, 30, but asked not to be named, said he did not believe the petite blonde would have been able to force her way in.

Pointing to his own heavy metal door, the same as both Jean’s and Guyger’s, he said: ‘These are fire doors. You can’t really leave it open.

‘The key situation too – you can’t get into any place, you can’t. It’s impossible. You can put it in but you can’t open it.

‘You can put it into somebody else’s key hole but you can’t open anything. This key isn’t programmed for my door – if I put it in, nothing happens apart from this red light.’

In her statement to police, a version of which is included in an arrest warrant for Guyger seen by DailyMail.com, the 30-year-old claimed she had arrived outside Jean’s fourth floor apartment by accident.

She said she had parked on the fourth floor of the parking lot instead of the third and had gone to open the door of his apartment, assuming it was hers.

Photos obtained by DailyMail.com do show that the corridors on both floors appear similar but Jean’s apartment had a red semi-circular door mat outside, while Guyger’s did not.

Apartment door numbers are also clearly visible and lit up in neon, placed in a panel to one side of the door.

More at The DailyMail

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