Dallas police fire officer who fatally shot man in his apartment

25 September, 2018, 00:27 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Investigators to look at security footage to track Dallas officer night she killed black neighbor

She said at a press conference that she was "prohibited" from firing her and, in a statement, said, "As an employer, DPD can compel Officer Guyger to provide a statement during a DPD administrative investigation and those statements given to DPD could potentially compromise the criminal investigation".

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. The officer claimed she entered Jean's home thinking it was her own and mistook him for a burglar, according to court documents. Although she was charged with manslaughter for Jean's death, DA Faith Johnson said the grand jury could upgrade that charge.

Attorneys for Jean's family, along with protesters, have been calling for Guyger, a four-year veteran of the force, to be fired since the shooting.

Earlier, authorities released a video showing Guyger being booked into jail after she was arrested. "The swift termination of any officer who engages in misconduct that leads to the loss of innocent life is essential if the Dallas Police Department is to gain and maintain the public trust". Gyger believed she was confronted with an intruder and proceeded to shoot Jean.

This is another example of how poorly the Dallas police appeared to handle the shooting. An arrest affidavit obtained by Fox News said Botham allegedly ignored Guyger's "verbal commands" before she opened fire. When she opened the door, she saw the interior was almost completely dark, according to the affidavit.


The statement says she was sacked for "her actions", but does not elaborate on those actions. Following the completion of the Texas Rangers' and the Dallas County District Attorney's Office's investigations in the case, it will be up to a grand jury to decide whether to indict Guyger for murder, manslaughter or not at all.

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.

According to WFAA, the news release said Guyger, a patrol officer who had been on the job since 2013, "engaged in adverse conduct" on the night in question.

Guyger had been on administrative leave since the shooting occurred.

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