White officer charged with murder in death of black neighbour

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The former Dallas police officer who shot dead her black neighbor in September has been indicted on murder charges.

According to Cruezot who is a former judge said that charging Guyger with anything less than murder completely deviates from the precedent set in Dallas courts.

The grand jury had the option of indicting Guyger on the original manslaughter count carrying up to 20 years in prison, or not indicting her at all, but in the end, they chose to indict her on the upgraded murder charge.

The court records Friday showed both a manslaughter and murder charge entered in Guyger's file, but a clerk of court clerk confirmed that the murder charge is the one prosecutors are moving forward on.

She has claimed that she mistakenly walked into Jean's apartment, which was located directly above her own, and shot him because she thought he was burglar.

Guyger was at first placed on administrative leave after shooting Jean but was sacked days later, with the Dallas police chief citing her actions the night of the shooting and afterward.

Guyger was arrested three days later on a manslaughter charge, but remained on the city's payroll until September 24, when the Dallas Police Department fired Guygerfollowing an internal affairs review.

This is a bad tragedy that resulted from a true mistake.

Robert Rogers, Guyger's attorney, was disappointed but not surprised by the indictment, given what he called an "outpouring of vindictive emotion" in a statement late Friday.

Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has been indicted on a murder charge in the killing of her unarmed neighbor

An arrest affidavit prepared by the Texas Rangers provided a narrative of what allegedly happened the night Jean was killed. The door, according to the document, was ajar and Guyger opened it.

Johnson also spoke about why it took her office two months to bring the case in front of a grand jury.

At a press conference, Allison Jean, Botham's mother said, "I truly believe that she inflicted tremendous evil on my son".

Before the grand jury decision was handed down, Jean's family's attorney Lee Merritt asserted that he was hoping for a murder indictment.

"We presented the evidence and we explained the law", she said. Guyger was eventually fired by Dallas police. The federal suit argues that Guyger used excessive force in the shooting and contends the department did not give her adequate training. He had worked for the PricewaterhouseCoopers accounting firm in Dallas since graduating.

According to the Morning News, Guyger is believed to be only the second Dallas police officer to be indicted for murder in at least 45 years.

"By simply following proper police procedures and the best police practices and not the protocol of the DPD to 'shoot first and ask questions later, ' Defendant Guyger would have not shot Jean", the lawsuit states.

"She heard, 'Let me in, ' followed by 'Let me in, ' in an elevated tone and then she heard more pounding at the door", Merritt said.

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