Dallas marchers to protest police shootings outside AT&T Stadium

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DALLAS, Texas (KXAS) — Demonstrators will march outside of AT&T Stadium, where the Cowboys will host the Giants Sunday night, carrying two caskets to protest the police shooting deaths of Botham Jean in Dallas and O’Shae Terry in Arlington.

Terry was shot by an Arlington police officer Sept. 1 after he attempted to flee during a traffic stop and Jean was shot Sept. 6 by a Dallas police officer who said she mistook him for a burglar after she entered the wrong apartment.

Lee Merritt, who represented the families of both men, demanded that the Dallas Police Department identify and discipline officers who leaked information about Botham Jean’s shooting to the media and that the media apologize for releasing details on the day of Jean’s funeral about what police found in his apartment, KXAS reports.

Merritt said the protest is also to draw attention to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ policy on players protesting during the national anthem.

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