Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Fired for “Adverse Conduct”
In Dallas, the police officer facing manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Botham Jean has been fired from the Dallas Police Department.
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall made the announcement Monday morning that Officer Amber Guyger’s employment had been terminated. Guyger’s firing comes almost two and a half weeks after she first shot and killed Botham jean in his own apartment on September 6th. She's alleged to have shot Botham Jean after mistaking his apartment for her own and believing he may have been a burglar.
She was arrested three days later, on September 9th, on charges of manslaughter, but only lost her job Monday after substantial public outcry as to why she was still on the force. The same day she was fired, Guyger's attorney called the move was premature and that the Dallas Police Department had, ". . . bowed to pressure from anti-police groups . . ."