Dallas Police Department Fires Cop Who Shot Neighbor

Hannah Rogers
September 24, 2018

The Dallas Police Department fired Officer Amber Guyger on Monday, after an internal affairs investigation in the fatal shooting of her neighbor, for which the officer already faced a manslaughter charge. Dallas PD says they determined Guyger engaged in "adverse conduct" - and she was officially fired Monday morning.

Ms Guyger is now out on bail, pending a criminal trial.

Amber Guyger was terminated by DPD Chief U.

Jean family attorneys and protesters had called for her firing following the shooting.

Police had been criticised for not immediately identifying the officer that killed Jean, who the mayor called a "model citizen". Police are analyzing the digital door locks of both Jean and Guyger's apartments to get a better idea of what occurred.

Jean, 26, grew up on the Caribbean island of St Lucia and went on to work for the professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Guyger had been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the DPD investigation.

Guyger has been with the department since 2013. She then drew her weapon and fired twice at Jean, the affidavit said. When she opened the door fully, Guyger saw a "large silhouette" across the room and began giving commands, which Jean "ignored", the affidavit said. A protest by the Next Generation Action Network was still scheduled to be held at the Dallas Police Department on Monday night.

The Dallas Police Department fired Officer Amber Guyger on Monday, weeks after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own apartment on September 6.

Officials said a grand jury will hear the case.

"My commitment is to make sure that there's going to always be equal justice in this county, and that's my commitment to this community", Johnson said.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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