Cop who killed man inside home charged with manslaughter
Culled from New York Post
The white Dallas cop who fatally shot a black man inside his home last week — after mistaking his apartment for her own — has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, according to officials.
Amber Guyger, 30, was booked on Sunday night in the Kaufman County Jail.
Her bond was set at $300,000. She was taken into custody by the Texas Rangers.
The sheriff’s office told CBS DFW that Guyger is expected to make her bond and be released.
She is accused of killing 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his South Side Flats apartment on Thursday night after accidentally walking inside — thinking it was her own residence. Guyger had just finished her shift and was still in uniform.
The shooting sparked major outrage on social media and widespread calls for Guyger’s arrest.
At first, she was given a slap on the wrist and asked to take a leave of absence. But authorities later obtained new evidence in the case, which led the Dallas District Attorney’s Office to file charges, according to S. Lee Merritt, the lawyer for Botham’s family.
Dallas police Chief U. Renee Hall told reporters on Saturday that Guyger’s arrest warrant had not yet been signed yet because the Texas Rangers were still probing the new information.
The decision was made, however, after “subsequent coordination” with the DA’s office, officials said.
Merritt had previously claimed that Guyger, a four-year veteran, wasn’t being eyed for manslaughter charges because of her status as a cop.
He called on the DA’s office to treat her “like every other citizen, and where there is evidence that they’ve committed a crime, that there’s a warrant to be issued and an arrest to be made.”
My view: There's more to the story, I just don't get how a sane person that's not drunk could accidentally walk into another persons flat and kill them. She should be prosecuted.