Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death fired

Investigators to look at security footage to track Dallas officer night she killed black neighbor

Investigators to look at security footage to track Dallas officer night she killed black neighbor

Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer who was off duty when she killed her neighbor, Botham Jean, in his own apartment, was sacked by Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall on Monday morning.

Amber Guyger, 30, was terminated by Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall after a hearing held on Monday, department officials confirmed on Twitter.

"An Internal Affairs investigation concluded that on September 9, 2018, Officer Guyger #10702, engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for Manslaughter", the statement said.

Guyger was arrested last week on manslaughter charges, weeks after she shot Jean in his own apartment. She can still appeal her firing.

"I can't do that because there are both local, state and federal laws that prohibit me from taking action", Hall said Tuesday. Guyger allegedly gave verbal commands, because she believed her apartment was being burglarized, and then drew her weapon and fired twice, the affidavit said.

The victim's mother Allison Jean said she wants to see the toxicology report for the off-duty officer to determine if any drugs were in her system at the time of the shooting.

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Guyger was on the force since 2013.

Guyger fatally shot Botham Jean earlier this month in his residence.

When Guyger put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar (according to the affidavit), it opened.

When she turned on the lights, she realized she was in the wrong unit, according to the document, which appeared to be based nearly entirely upon the officer's account. Two days later, protesters wheeled a coffin to the entrance of AT&T Stadium before the Cowboys-Giants game as part of a symbolic funeral procession for Jean.

District Attorney Faith Johnson has said that her office "will make sure that justice is done in this case".

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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