Dallas Cop Who Killed Botham Jean Fired for 'Adverse Conduct' During Arrest

Dallas Cop Who Killed Botham Jean Fired for 'Adverse Conduct' During Arrest

Kerry Wise
September 25, 2018

Amber Guyger's employment with the police department was terminated Monday following a hearing.

A Dallas police officer who is accused of killing her neighbor after mistaking his apartment for her own was sacked Monday.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Guyger told police that she had finished a 15-hour shift when she parked her auto on the fourth floor of her apartment building instead of the third floor where she lived. Guyger claimed that she mistakenly entered Jean's Dallas apartment on the night of September 6, under the impression that she had entered her own home. The officer was arrested and booked into jail in neighboring Kaufman County before being released on bond.

S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Jean family, said the police chief informed the family of the department's decision on Sunday night and they supported the move.

Neither document specifically states how close Ms Guyger was to Mr Jean when she shot him.

Several protests have been held, calling for Guyger's firing and for her charge to be upgraded to murder. According to DPD's general rules, "The Chief of Police may circumvent all formal disciplinary procedures to render an immediate decision when it deems it necessary to preserve the integrity of the department".

When Guyger put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar (according to the affidavit), it opened.

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"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. When she opened the door, she saw the interior was almost completely dark, according to the affidavit.

The officer told police that she concluded her apartment was being burglarized and gave verbal commands to the figure, which ignored them.

Jean died at a hospital.

But according to an affidavit for a search warrant Jean "confronted the officer at the door".

However, for many, the decision is almost three weeks too late, eroding an already tumultuous relationship between law enforcement and vulnerable communities that have been disproportionally impacted in police shootings.

Attorneys for Jean's family said the affidavit contradicts neighbors' accounts of what happened.