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Texas officer charged with manslaughter over ‘wrong flat’ killing

 

A police officer who shot and killed a man in his flat in Texas after mistakenly thinking she was in her own apartment has been arrested.

Officer Amber Guyger, 30, has been charged with manslaughter.

The family of 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean had demanded that the officer be taken into custody.

The victim was a devout Christian who graduated from a university in Arkansas and was working for multinational PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Officer Guyger has been in the police department for four years and is assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.

She was booked at the Kaufman County Jail and the investigation is ongoing, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

A police officer who shot and killed a man in his flat in Texas after mistakenly thinking she was in her own apartment has been arrested.

Officer Amber Guyger, 30, has been charged with manslaughter.

The family of 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean had demanded that the officer be taken into custody.

The victim was a devout Christian who graduated from a university in Arkansas and was working for multinational PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Officer Guyger has been in the police department for four years and is assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.

She was booked at the Kaufman County Jail and the investigation is ongoing, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. Read more

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Texas officer charged with manslaughter over ‘wrong flat’ killing

Texas officer charged with manslaughter over ‘wrong flat’ killing

Texas officer charged with manslaughter over ‘wrong flat’ killing