Dallas police fire officer charged with fatally shooting neighbor

Dallas police fire officer charged with fatally shooting neighbor

Dallas police fire officer charged with fatally shooting neighbor

The Dallas Police Department has fired officer Amber Guyger, nearly three weeks after she shot and killed her black neighbor in his apartment. Authorities said Guyger was returning home from a 15-hour patrol shift around 10 p.m. on September 6 when she parked her vehicle on the wrong level of the parking garage outside the apartment complex, where she and Jean both lived.

A lawyer for Botham Jean's family says they are considering suing the police department and the city. Inside, the lights were off, and she saw a figure in the darkness that cast a large silhouette across the room, according to the officer's account.

But according to an affidavit for a search warrant Jean "confronted the officer at the door".

Hall told reporters Monday she waited until the "critical portion" of the investigation was complete before firing Guyger. She was released on bond shortly after. In a statement, the department says she was sacked during a hearing Monday morning. Hall said at a town hall on Tuesday that she couldn't fire Guyger due to "local, state, and federal laws" preventing her "from taking action".

Guyger, 30, was terminated by Chief U. Reneé Hall in a hearing Monday morning.

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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.

"We're looking at every conceivable, possible thing that we can look at to be able to bring this case to the grand jury", District Attorney Faith Johnson told NPR's Here & Now last week.

The Jean family expressed satisfaction in this explanation and in Guyger's termination.

'There is one overriding reason that I have not taken any administrative or employment action against Officer Amber Guyger. The officer claimed she entered Jean's home thinking it was her own and mistook him for a burglar, according to court documents.

She called 911. When asked where she was, she returned to the front door to see she was in the wrong unit, according to the affidavit. Jean later died at a hospital after being shot once in the torso. She then drew her gun and fired, wounding Perez in the abdomen. He had worked for the PricewaterhouseCoopers accounting firm in Dallas since graduating.

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