Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fired after fatally shooting neighbor Botham Jean

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(DALLAS NEWS) – Dallas Officer Amber Guyger, who is facing a manslaughter charge after fatally shooting 26-year-old Botham Jean in his Cedars apartment Sept. 6, was fired Monday.

Police said in a news release that she was fired after an internal investigation found she had engaged in “adverse conduct” when she was charged with manslaughter.

The firing came after widespread calls for action against Guyger, who had been on administrative leave since the shooting.

Guyger is allowed to appeal the decision under civil service rules, police said.

Police Chief U. Renee Hall said at a town hall Tuesday she couldn’t fire Guyger before an internal investigation. Her chief of staff, Thomas Taylor, said that an administrative investigation was on hold until a criminal investigation into Guyger was complete.

On Thursday, Hall said she did not want to risk interfering with a criminal investigation by making a decision about Guyger’s employment.

“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,” Hall said in a written statement.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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5 comments

  1. FINALLY they ditched the bitch

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  2. The power of prayer...The world will learn from this situation that we St. Lucian's are a people who put all our trust in our maker and he never leaves us, nor forsake us and he is always on time. Amber your time is numbered...We continue to depend on you oh Lord, you said vengeance is yours and that we should be still...We hear you lord, thy will be done...

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  3. Good News!! One step closer to justice. God is good.

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  4. Well this is a start, need a conviction of 1st degree murder next. Right now Dallas cops scared of the chaos that will happen.

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  5. a full 18 days too late and on the day of his funeral no less........

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