18 days later – 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.
What We Know:
- 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.
- Guyger, a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, drove to South Side Flats apartment complex, where both she and Botham Jeanlived. Around 10 p.m. that night, she entered Jean’s apartment andfired two bullets, murdering him. He died later at the hospital. Jean, who was unarmed, lived the floor above Guyger.
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