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Dallas police officer accused in neighbor’s death fired

Posted: 11:20 AM, Sep 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-24 12:23:40-04

DALLAS (AP) – Dallas police say a officer accused of fatally shooting her neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed.

The Dallas Police Department fired Officer Amber Guyger on Monday, weeks after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own apartment on Sept. 6. Court records show Guyger said she thought she had encountered a burglar inside her own home.

Guyger was arrested on a preliminary charge of manslaughter days after the shooting. She is out on bond.

Jean family attorneys and protesters had called for her firing following the shooting.

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