Amber Guyger—the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Botham Jean, then claimed to investigators that she mistook him for an intruder in her apartment—was fired from the Dallas Police Department after an internal investigation, according to a Monday press release. “An Internal Affairs investigation concluded that on September 9, 2018, Officer Guyger, #10702, engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for Manslaughter,” the release stated. “Officer Guyger was terminated for her actions.” The decision comes after the department was criticized for placing Guyger on paid administrative leave, and not acting sooner to terminate her. As The Daily Beast previously reported, 30-year-old Guyger claims that she accidentally entered Jean’s apartment that day, mistook the 26-year-old as an intruder and opened fire in self-defense. She was later charged with manslaughter.
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