Dallas officer charged with shooting death of neighbor


She told responding officers that she believed the victim's apartment was her own when she entered it. But that changed Sunday. A jail employee said Guyger was released on bond. The newspaper noted that Guyger's bail was set at $300,000.

Police Chief U. Renee Hall said the day after the shooting that her department was seeking manslaughter charges against Guyger, 30, a four-year veteran of the police force. According to Dallas News, Jean's door was unlocked and the lights were turned off in his apartment, "Guyger, who was still in uniform, put her key in the door, which was unlocked, and the door opened, the official said".

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he is putting his faith in Johnson since the case is now in her hands. She is free to roam the streets while Jean is senselessly dead.

The Dallas Police Department has handed over the investigation to the Texas Rangers to allow for full transparency. Allison Jean said Friday.

Jean's mother, Allison Jean, wondered whether race could have been a factor. "The state needs to pay for my son". She alleges that it was a mistake as her apartment is also in the same complex.

Hall said Guyger's blood was drawn at the scene so that it could be tested for alcohol and drugs, but authorities haven't released the test results.

A police spokeswoman referred questions to the Texas Ranger Division. Shortly before her arrest was announced, they held a Sunday night news conference in which they pleaded again for her to be taken into custody and said their team had presented prosecutors with new evidence - a witness and video footage.

During a criminal justice panel Saturday, Hall promised that the police department would be transparent.

Jean's death has renewed calls for policing reform and places the national spotlight back on a police department that, just two years ago, lost five of its officers in a shooting.

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- The Dallas police officer who shot and killed her neighbor is out of jail on bond.

Many questions remain about the shooting.

The mayor vowed to get to the bottom of what happened in the case.

Officer Amber Guyger was off duty and returning to the South Side Flats, where she and 26-year-old Botham Jean both had apartments, when the shooting occurred Thursday. Seeing a black man inside an apartment she thought was hers influenced her actions, Merritt concluded.

Jean moved from St. Lucia to Arkansas, Merritt said.

Jean, 26, was a member of Dallas West Church of Christ, where he taught a young adult Bible study every week.

"At lectureship one year, I asked him to lead singing one night. So he shared it with us at lectureship that night, and it was a truly special moment".

Jean was an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, an global company that does assurance, tax and advisory work for firms around the world. They said he will be missed terribly. The Rangers have since passed it on to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.

Jean, Rawlings said, "was exactly the sort of citizen we want to have in the city of Dallas".