Cop That Killed Botham Jean, Fired by the Dallas Police Department

This handout photo provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office shows Amber Renee Guyger. Guyger, a Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his home, Texas authorities said. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Officer Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail and that the investigation is ongoing. It said no additional information is available at this time. (Kaufman County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall has fired Officer Amber Guyger, who shot and killed her neighbor, Botham Jean, after mistakenly entering his apartment, according to Guyger.


The firing comes following an investigation into Guyger’s conduct and subsequent arrest on September 9th. Hall states the investigation concluded that Guyger “engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for Manslaughter.”

Guyger, who has been on administrative leave since the shooting, is allowed to appeal the decision under civil service rules.


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