A white police officer who killed her black neighbor in Dallas after mistakenly entering his apartment instead of her own has been fired, department officials announced Monday.
Dallas police Chief Reneé Hall fired Guyger after an internal affairs investigation found that Guyger "engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter" in connection with the killing of Botham Shem Jean.
Guyger can appeal her firing through the city's civil service rules. I don't want to interfere with the on-going criminal investigation into her actions, ' she said.
"Officer Guyger was terminated for her actions", the news release said.
Jean, a native of Saint Lucia who worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Dallas, was across the room when Guyger said she saw a "large silhouette" before giving verbal commands that were ignored before firing two shots. She turned herself in three days later, and is now out on bond.
Jean family attorneys and protesters have been calling for her to be fired since the shooting.
The search warrant affidavit - written by a Dallas police detective before the Rangers were handed the case - also says that Jean's door was open when Guyger inserted a key but that Jean "confronted the officer at the door".
"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 stated.
Guyger has been with the department since 2013.
Some of the demonstrators rolled empty coffins as they marched outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, ahead of Sunday's Cowboys game to protest recent fatal police shootings. The Dallas County District Attorney's office is also conducting its own investigation.