DALLAS (KXAN) — Officer Amber Guyger was fired by the Dallas police chief Monday morning, more than two weeks after she said she walked into a neighbor’s apartment, mistaking it for her own, and fatally shot the man inside.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the police department said Police Chief U. Reneé Hall fired Guyger, 30, during a hearing held Monday.
An internal affairs investigation concluded that on Sept. 9 the officer “engaged in adverse conduct” when she was arrested on a charge of manslaughter.
Hired in November 2013, the police department says Guyger has the right to appeal the chief’s decision.
Guyger was arrested three days after the Sept. 6 shooting of 26-year-old Botham Jean.
Lawyers for Jean’s family had been calling for Guyger’s arrest, saying the fact that she had remained free days after the shooting showed she was receiving favorable treatment, the Associated Press reported.
According to police, Guyger shot and killed Jean after returning in uniform to the South Side Flats, where they both had apartments, following her shift.