Dallas police officer accused in neighbor’s death fired

Dallas police officer accused in neighbor’s death fired

Dallas police officer accused in neighbor’s death fired

Amber Guyger, the Dallas officer who shot and killed her neighbor, was summoned to Dallas Police Department headquarters Monday and fired.

Police said in a news release that she was sacked after an internal investigation found she had engaged in "adverse conduct" when she was charged with manslaughter.

The entire episode started the night of September 6 when Guyger entered Jean's apartment, purportedly confusing his for hers and shooting him because she thought he was a burglar.

Ms Guyger is now out on bail, pending a criminal trial. Court records show Guyger said she thought she had encountered a burglar inside her own home.

She was terminated after a hearing Monday morning.

Lee Merritt, an attorney for Jean's family, also slammed the investigation into the shooting, saying officials were seeking evidence to discredit Jean.

Jean, 26, grew up on the Caribbean island of St Lucia and went on to work for the professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers.

When she put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar, it opened, the affidavit said.

Guyger had recently ended a 15-hour shift when she returned in uniform to the South Side Flats apartment complex.

Jean's family disputes Guyger's version of events. Guyger was allowed to remain free for almost four days after the shooting, a detail viewed by many as hypocritical.

When she turned on the lights, she realized she was in the wrong unit, according to the document, which appeared to be based nearly entirely upon the officer's account. Police are analyzing the digital door locks of both Jean and Guyger's apartments to get a better idea of what occurred. "It's a pattern that we've seen before.we have a cop who clearly did something wrong".

'There is one overriding reason that I have not taken any administrative or employment action against Officer Amber Guyger.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News.

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