Dallas Police Department Fires Cop Who Shot Neighbor

Authorities seek doorbell camera footage for night Botham Jean was shot by police officer in his Texas apartment

Investigators are seeking security footage to trace the white Dallas police officer's movements the night she killed her black neighbor in his own apartment earlier this month.

In a statement, the department says she was sacked during a hearing Monday morning.

The statement says Guyger "engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested", but police told The Washington Post that she was sacked simply because she had been arrested - not for anything she did during the apprehension.

Guyger was arrested last week on manslaughter charges, weeks after she shot Jean in his own apartment. Although she was charged with manslaughter for Jean's death, DA Faith Johnson said the grand jury could upgrade that charge.

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

Guyger was charged with manslaughter in the killing; she is now free on $300,000 bond.

Jean family attorneys and protesters have been calling for her to be fired since the shooting.

She was hired in November 2013 and was assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. During a community meeting, Chief U. Reneé Hall had said that she could not fire Guyger because of "federal, state, and local laws ... civil service laws", although WFAA found that department policy appeared to contradict that statement.

"As an employer, DPD can compel Officer Guyger to provide a statement during a DPD administrative investigation and those statements given to DPD could potentially compromise the criminal investigation", Hall said in a written statement.

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

Police said that Jean was fatally shot once in the torso.

This is a developing story.

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