No Decision on a Change of Venue in Amber Guyger Case

Amber Guyger (WFAA)

Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – The judge in former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger’s murder case says she’ll wait before deciding if it would be necessary to move the trial out of Dallas.

In a court order filed Monday, State District Judge Tammy Kemp said the decision should not come until after prospective jurors have been questioned so it can be determined whether or not a fair and impartial jury can be seated.

State District Judge Tammy Kemp (Facebook)impartial jury can be selected in Dallas County.

Guyger’s attorney’s filed a change of venue motion last month saying the media coverage of the case is prejudicial.

The Dallas Morning news reports jury selection is set to start September 6th, with the trial scheduled to begin September 23rd.

Meantime, former Dallas County district attorney Faith Johnson is fighting a subpoena to testify at a hearing in the case. She says she will be out of the country on the day of the hearing and would like to submit her answers in writing.  Guyger’s lawyers believe that Johnson showed bias against Guyger in comments made after her arrest.

(Copyright 2019 WBAP/KLIF 24/7 News. This report contains material from the Dallas Morning News)