Published: Mon, September 24, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fired over Botham Jean shooting

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fired over Botham Jean shooting

In a statement released on Twitter, the department concluded that Guyger "engaged in adverse behavior" when she shot and killed Jean. Hall's chief of staff said the investigation had been put on hold until the criminal charges she faced were resolved. A manager declined to indicate exactly when Guyger left and if she moved out voluntarily, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Jean, a native of Saint Lucia who worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Dallas, was across the room when Guyger said she saw a "large silhouette" before giving verbal commands that were ignored before firing two shots.

A search warrant claims the Dallas cop was trying to open the door with a set of keys when he confronted her and she shot him, a bombshell revelation which significantly undermines her claim she found him sitting inside in the dark.

Guyger called police to report the shooting and was arrested three days later on manslaughter charges.

Guyger mistook Jean's the unit for her own, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.


District Attorney Faith Johnson has said that her office "will make sure that justice is done in this case". Perez got out of a auto and became combative with Guyger and another officer. She then drew her gun and fired, wounding Perez in the abdomen.

The entire episode started the night of September 6 when Guyger entered Jean's apartment, purportedly confusing his for hers and shooting him because she thought he was a burglar.

Mata called for Guyger to have fair treatment, but also said she should answer for her actions.

Guyger has been with the department since 2013.

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