DALLAS - Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall officially fired Amber Guyger on Monday for the fatal shooting of a man in his own apartment.
According to the police department, Guyger was terminated during a hearing with the chief Monday morning. An internal affairs investigation found she “engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter” and she was fired due to her "actions" the night of the fatal shooting.
Guyger was arrested for the death of her neighbor, Botham Jean. She claims she mistakenly went to the wrong apartment the night of Sept. 6 and shot Jean dead because she believed he was an intruder.
Chief Hall addressed concerns about Guyger’s employment status late last week, saying she would not take action as long as the investigation was active because she didn’t want to risk compromising the criminal case. That position apparently changed over the weekend, as Guyger's firing was not expected.
Guyger has been with the department since 2013. She has the right to appeal the discipline.
She has been charged with manslaughter for Jean's death. The case will eventually be presented to a grand jury by the Dallas County District Attorney's office and that charge could be upgraded.