Dallas police officer accused of fatally shooting her neighbor inside his own apartment was fired Monday for “adverse conduct,” the Dallas Police Department said in a statement.
After launching an investigation into the shooting, the department determined that Officer Amber Guyger engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter,” Dallas police Chief Renee Hall in a statement posted to Twitter.
Guyger was arrested and charged with manslaughter in the killing of 26-year-old Botham Jean earlier this month.
— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) September 24, 2018
Guyger fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean on Sept. 6 at Jean’s apartment. 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.
“An Internal Affairs investigation concluded that on September 9, 2018, Officer Guyger #10702, engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for Manslaughter,” the statement said. It doesn’t explain what that violation means.
Guyger was a four-year veteran of the police force. She told investigators that she had just ended a shift when she returned in uniform to the South Side Flats apartment complex where she lived.
She said when she put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar, it opened, according to the affidavit. Inside, the lights were off, and she saw a figure in the darkness that cast a large silhouette across the room, according to the officer’s account.
She called 911. When asked where she was, she returned to the front door to see she was in the wrong unit, according to the affidavit.
The 911 tapes have not been released.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.