Dallas Police Fire Officer Who Killed Botham Jean In His Own Home

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

Amber Guyger Fired From Police Force After Fatal Shooting of Neighbor Botham Jean

Investigators are seeking security footage to trace the white Dallas police officer's movements the night she killed her black neighbor in his own apartment earlier this month. During a community meeting, Chief U. Reneé Hall had said that she could not fire Guyger because of "federal, state, and local laws ... civil service laws", although WFAA found that department policy appeared to contradict that statement.

The statement notes that Guyger can appeal her firing.

"Officer Guyger was terminated for her actions", the news release said.

But the criminal investigations aren't complete. After what police are calling an "interaction", Guyger shot Jean, killing him.

She said she entered the apartment - which she allegedly believed to be her own - after realizing the door was unlocked and slightly ajar and then saw a figure in the darkness.

Guyger, a patrol officer, was hired by the Dallas Police Department in November 2013.

The Dallas Police Department turned over the investigation to the Texas Rangers. She lived on the third floor, but mistook Jean's fourth floor residence for hers, according to the arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Dallas Morning News.

Investigators told the newspaper that Guyger, who lived on the third floor, used her key with an electronic chip to enter Jean's fourth-floor apartment, but his door wasn't entirely closed, so the officer was able to access the residence exclusively by the force of putting her key inside, according to an arrest warrant affidavit written by the Texas Rangers. But the victim's family disputed her account and said she had been attempting to get into Jean's apartment.

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