Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter after fatally shooting neighbor

Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger(Kaufman County Jail)

Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger (Kaufman County Jail)

Texas authorities on Sunday arrested a Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, on manslaughter charges for fatally shooting a neighbor, Botham Jean, after mistakenly entering his apartment, thinking it was hers. Guyger, 30, was booked in Kaufman County Jail and released after posting a $300,000 bond.

Relatives of Jean, who is black, had been calling for the arrest of Guyger, who is white, saying she had remained free for three days because of special treatment.

Guyger parked on the wrong floor of the parking garage after a 15-hour shift, and mistakenly went to Jean’s apartment, which is directly above hers. The door was unlocked and the lights were off. Guyger told investigators she thought Jean was an intruder and shot him.

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