Dallas Officer Who Killed Botham Jean After Mistaking His Apartment For Hers Has Been Fired
Amber Guyger is no longer a part of the Dallas Police Department.
The Dallas cop who fatally shot Botham Jean in his own apartment has been fired.
The Dallas Police Department released a statement via Twitter Monday afternoon announcing the firing of Amber Guyger.
— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) September 24, 2018
“Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall terminated Police Officer Amber Guyger during a hearing held September 24, 2018,” the statement reads. “An Internal Affairs investigation concluded that on September 9, 2018, Officer Guyger, engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter.”
“Officer Guyger was terminated for her actions,” the document continues. “Under civil service rules, Officer Guyger has the right to appeal her discipline.”
Guyger shot Jean Thursday night. After returning home from a 12-hour shift, she walked into Jean’s apartment and shot her gun twice, killing the 26-year-old. After the shooting, she proceeded to call 911. She also said that the apartment door was left ajar and that the room was completely dark when she fired. It was only after the shooting that she turned on the lights and realized she was in the wrong apartment.
Since the incidence, Guyger has since claimed that Jean didn’t listen to her “verbal commands” before fatally shooting him.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently offered his thoughts on the shooting, saying that Jean “found himself murdered” and that people shouldn’t “jump to conclusions.”
The response came after his opponent, Beto O’Rourke, voiced his support for Guyger’s firing.
“I don’t understand given the actions how anyone can come to any other conclusion,” the Democratic nominee for Texas Senate said to an audience at a Dallas church on Friday. “When we all want justice and the facts and the information to make an informed decision, what’s released to the public? That he had a small amount of marijuana in his kitchen.”