Dallas police officer accused in neighbors death fired

Dallas police fire officer who killed man in his own apartment

The Dallas Police Department has fired officer Amber Guyger, nearly three weeks after she shot and killed her black neighbor in his apartment.

Guyger was arrested on a manslaughter charge after she shot and killed Jean earlier this month.

Renee Hall said in a statement the department had dismissed Office Amber Guyger after almost five years on the job for her actions on the night of the shooting earlier in September, and for engaging in "adverse conduct" when she was arrested for manslaughter. As the recent statement indicates, Guyger is still in a position to appeal Hall's decision and is free look for work at another police department while she is out on bail. District Attorney Faith Johnson said the panel may decide to uphold the manslaughter charge on which Guyger was arrested, or it could consider a more serious charge of murder. The Texas Rangers are conducting a separate investigation from the Dallas Police Department and have already taken Guyger's statement.

"We see it as an initial victory-well received on the day Botham Jean is laid to rest in his native country in St. Lucia", Lee expressed.

After completing an internal investigation, the police department said Guyger was "terminated for her actions" during her arrest.

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Hall has yet to cite any law or code on why she wasn't able to fire Guyger.

Police executed multiple search warrants at Botham Jean's apartment in the aftermath of the killing, and investigators said they found several items, including a small amount of marijuana, FOX4 News reported. Guyger fatally shot and killed a man when she mistakenly walked into his apartment.

She had said the door was ajar, but opened under the force of her unique door key, which is outfitted with an electronic chip, the documents said.

But according to an affidavit for a search warrant Jean "confronted the officer at the door". When she opened the door, she saw the interior was almost completely dark, according to the affidavit. She turned on the lights while on the phone with 911, and only when asked for her address did she realize she was in the wrong apartment, she told police. Jean was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Guyger had been on administrative leave since the shooting occurred.

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