Published: Mon, September 24, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Police chief fires cop who gunned down neighbor after entering wrong apartment

Police chief fires cop who gunned down neighbor after entering wrong apartment

A Dallas police officer who is accused of killing her neighbor after mistaking his apartment for her own was sacked Monday.

Amber Guyger's employment with the police department was terminated Monday following a hearing.

Amber Guyger "engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter", police said in a press release on Monday.

A white police officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed, the police department announced Monday.

Under civil service rules, Guyger has the right to appeal her discipline, the statement reads. Hall's chief of staff said the investigation had been put on hold until the criminal charges she faced were resolved. She parked on the fourth floor, instead of the third, where she lived, according to an affidavit filed for the officer's arrest warrant, possibly suggesting she was confused or disoriented at the time of the shooting.

Guyger told police that she concluded her apartment was being burglarized and gave verbal commands to the figure, which ignored them.

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Guyger called police to report the shooting and was arrested three days later on manslaughter charges.

Guyger has been with the department since 2013.

A search warrant claims the Dallas cop was trying to open the door with a set of keys when he confronted her and she shot him, a bombshell revelation which significantly undermines her claim she found him sitting inside in the dark.

When she turned on the lights, she realized she was in the wrong unit, according to the document, which appeared to be based nearly entirely upon the officer's account.

In the interim, an attorney for Jean's family voiced concern that she was getting preferential treatment as a law enforcement officer. Check back for more details.

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