KDFW Headline About a Man Killed by a Police Officer Causes Uproar on Social Media

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

KDFW is getting some heat on Twitter for a headline, which has since been changed, about the victim of a police officer shooting.

The Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth station tweeted an update in the deadly shooting of Bothman Jean by a police officer with the headline: “DEVELOPING: Search warrant: Marijuana found in Botham Jean’s apartment after deadly shooting.” This occurred the same day of Jean’s funeral.

The social media backlash was fierce, as the tweet has more than 37,000 replies so far, with many of them echoing these responses:


The station has not commented, but the story’s headline has been changed. The new headline: “Lawyers ‘disgusted’ by release of search warrant showing marijuana found in Botham Jean’s apartment.”