Dallas police officer fired in wake of Botham Jean shooting

Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall has fired the police officer who shot a man in his apartment after the chief previously said she couldn’t fire her.

Amber Guyger, 30, who is charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Botham Shem Jean, 26, on Sept. 6, was fired Monday.

Attorneys for Jean’s family said the firing was bittersweet and “the first step towards justice” for Jean.

Guyger has said in the past that she mistook Jean’s apartment for hers and opened fire because she believed Jean was an intruder. Be the first to know.

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SIGN ME UP! Guyger was fired because she engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter on Sept. 6, an internal affairs investigation concluded, according to a news release from the Dallas Police Department.Guyger, who has the right to appeal her firing under civil service rules, was hired in November 2013 and assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. Read More undefined Previously, Hall said she could not fire Guyger prior to the completion of an administrative investigation.Hall said at a town […]

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