Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, who fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean in his Cedars apartment, was fired today according to a Police news release.
In that release it is said that Police Chief U. Renee Hall fired Guyger after an internal investigation found the officer had engaged in “adverse conduct” when she was charged with manslaughter.
Guyger shot and killed Botham on Sept. 6 and confessed to authorities that she mistook his apartment for her own and believed that Botham, who was unarmed, was a burglar. Botham lived upstairs of Guyger’s apartment.
Lee Merritt, an attorney for Jean’s family, has cast doubt on Guyger’s version of events and Hall’s decision to fire Guyger came after widespread calls for action as protesters local and abroad had called for her to be fired immediately.
Guyger is allowed to appeal the decision under civil service rules, police said.
Botham will be laid to rest today Monday, September 24, 2018.