Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fired over Botham Jean shooting

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fired over Botham Jean shooting

A white police officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment was sacked Monday for "adverse conduct", the Dallas Police Department said in a statement.

In a statement, the Dallas Police Department said Guyger was terminated during a hearing with the chief Monday morning.

An internal affairs investigation concluded that Guyger "engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested" for manslaughter, according to a statement released on DPD's verified Twitter account.

A white police officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed, the police department announced Monday.

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Under Civil Service rules, Guyger can appeal her firing.

But the criminal investigations aren't complete.

According to an affidavit filed against Perez, police were looking for a suspect when Guyger and another officer were called to assist a third officer. Guyger allegedly gave verbal commands, because she believed her apartment was being burglarized, and then drew her weapon and fired twice, the affidavit said.

Guyger was hired in November 2013 and assigned the Southeast Patrol Division.

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Officials are specifically seeking footage recorded from 8am the day the shooting took place until midnight in order to trace Guyger's steps leading up to the Jean's death.

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

Demonstrators march around AT&T Stadium ahead of a September 16 Dallas Cowboys game to protest the recent killings of two black men by law enforcement.

In the interim, an attorney for Jean's family voiced concern that she was getting preferential treatment as a law enforcement officer.

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The Dallas County District Attorney's office is still preparing a criminal case to present to a grand jury.

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