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Updated, 7:21 a.m. Tuesday

The Dallas Police Department has fired officer Amber Guyger, almost three weeks after she shot and killed her black neighbor in his apartment. 

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A dozen days after an unarmed black man was shot and killed in his apartment in Dallas, the white off-duty police officer who killed him remains on the job.

Officer Amber Guyger’s continued employment — she’s currently on paid administrative leave — has stoked the growing anger surrounding the unprecedented shooting and become a point of contention in the state’s highest-profile political campaign.

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Thursday afternoon's funeral for Botham Jean, at Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson, was streamed live and is now available as an on-demand video.

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Update, 7:09 a.m. Tuesday

A white Dallas police officer said she didn't realize she was in the wrong apartment until after she shot her black neighbor and went into the hallway to check the address, according to an affidavit released Monday.

Dallas Officer Who Killed Botham Jean In His Home Also Shot A Man In 2017

Sep 9, 2018
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The Dallas police officer who says she mistakenly went to the wrong apartment after work last week and fatally shot a black man also fired her weapon and wounded a man during an on-duty confrontation in 2017, according to court documents.

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Update, 9:01 p.m. Saturday

Dallas police have identified Amber Guyger as the white off-duty officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man. She's been with the city's police department for four years assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. 

No other details were released with identification of the officer.  

Dallas Officer Kills Man After Mistaking His Apartment For Her Own, Police Say

Sep 7, 2018
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Updated, 8:38 a.m. Saturday

Authorities are seeking a manslaughter warrant for a Dallas police officer who shot and killed a neighbor after she said she mistook his apartment for her own, police said Friday.

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Dallas police officers have applied "cite and release" in just 65 out of more than 1,500 marijuana-related cases, according to data presented Monday at a City Council public safety meeting. 

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A man Dallas police wrongly identified as a suspect in the July 2016 shooting that left five officers dead is suing the city of Dallas and the police department.

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To help combat the mental stress that police officers face on the job, the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas has developed a program to help police in Dallas make better decisions.

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Dallas police quietly gathered in front of their headquarters Friday morning to remember the officers who died in an ambush two years ago.

Songs and prayers from four different faiths opened the observance. Along with citizens and officials, police remembered Dallas officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Patricio Zamarripa, Michael Smith and DART Officer Brent Thompson, who died on July 7, 2016.

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A man accused of killing a Dallas police officer at a Home Depot store and seriously injuring two others should be sentenced to death, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson says.

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A Home Depot worker who was shot while confronting a shoplifting suspect is out of the hospital nearly two weeks after gunfire that left one Dallas police officer dead and another critically hurt.

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Hundreds attended the Tuesday morning funeral for Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander, who was fatally shot last week while questioning a suspected shoplifter at a Home Depot in Northeast Dallas.

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One Dallas police officer has died from his injuries and a second remains in critical condition after they were shot while trying to remove a man from a Home Depot in Northeast Dallas Tuesday afternoon.

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At a time of high tensions between police and the public, the Dallas Police Department would seem to be a success story: While some other big-city departments draw thousands of citizen complaints every year, the nation's eighth-largest gets only a fraction of that number.

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Without the right policies in place, putting body cameras on police does nothing to make them more accountable and could exacerbate racial disparities when it comes to policing, civil rights advocates say.

A new scorecard rating the body camera policies of 75 big city police departments across the country finds that the vast majority have lots of room for improvement, including the half dozen Texas departments included in the report.

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In Houston, police say there are solvable property crime cases with no one to solve them. Dallas officers are taking more time to respond to fewer emergency calls, and both cities are slower to get to non-emergency situations.

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The saying, you’re only as good as your equipment, has serious implications for first responders. A faulty service weapon can mean the difference between life and death for police officers and those they protect, which makes what's happening in Houston all the more frightening.

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Dallas made a landmark hire this week – Renee Hall will be the first woman to run the city’s police department. Now serving as deputy chief in Detroit, Hall is determined to make her mark in Dallas not just as a woman, but as a standout leader.

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Renee Hall will be the first female chief of the Dallas Police Department.

Hall is the permanent replacement for Chief David Brown. He retired in October after leading the department and the city through the aftermath of the July 7 ambush that left five officers dead.

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Researchers in Texas and Florida have released a study on use-of-force incidents within the Dallas Police Department, and they found that white police officers in Dallas do not use force disproportionately against minorities.

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Only hours after the ambush that killed five Dallas law enforcement officers, mental health experts began thinking ahead, searching for ways to ease the long-term effects of the attack on the men and women who patrol the nation's ninth-largest city.

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In the year since a gunman killed five officers, Dallas police have been buffeted by the retirement of a chief, a contentious pension battle and a continuing exodus of officers. Despite these challenges, two brand-new officers say they’ve landed in the right place, in a city where they feel they can do some good.

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Update, July 3: Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye withdrew his application, leaving seven candidates to interview.

Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax on Wednesday released a list of police chief candidates.

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Hundreds gathered downtown Wednesday for the annual Dallas Police Memorial to honor the city’s fallen officers. This year's ceremony paid special tribute to the five officers who were killed last summer by a lone gunman after a peaceful protest was wrapping up downtown.

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Dallas police on Tuesday identified 36-year-old Derick Lamont Brown as the suspected gunman who killed one person and critically wounded a paramedic and another person, during a shooting Monday in an East Dallas neighborhood. 

Dallas Shooting Changed The Conversation About Police In Texas

Dec 27, 2016
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In 2016, the state of police-community relations fluctuated with each deadly encounter between law enforcement and civilians across the country. Texas had one of the most high-profile events of the year, when a gunman opened fire in July on Dallas officers as a Black Lives Matter protest wrapped. The year was also marked by efforts to reform the state's criminal justice system, particularly jail conditions.

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Police Chief David Brown will retire on Oct. 4 — almost three weeks earlier than he originally planned.

 

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Answering reporters' questions for nearly an hour Thursday, Dallas Police Chief David Brown explained why he's retiring and what's next for him after his last day on Oct. 22.

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