The Latest: Dallas officer’s attorney says firing unfair

FILE - This file photo provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office shows Amber Renee Guyger. Guyger, a Dallas police officer accused of fatally shooting her neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed, the police department announced Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. The Dallas Police Department fired Guyger weeks after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own apartment on Sept. 6. Court records show Guyger said she thought she had encountered a burglar inside her own home.(Kaufman County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the firing of a white Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor in the man’s own apartment (all times local):

10:35 p.m.

The attorney for a white Dallas police officer charged in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor in the man’s own apartment says his client’s firing was premature and unfair.

Robert Rogers, who represents the fired officer, Amber Guyger, said in a statement Monday night that Police Chief U. Renee Hall buckled under “pressure from anti-police groups” and acted “before all of the facts had been gathered and due process was afforded.”

It was Rogers’ first statement since the Sept. 6 shooting of 26-year-old Botham Jean.

Jean family attorneys and protesters had called for Guyger’s firing following the shooting. The department dismissed her Monday.

Rogers says the shooting was “a tragic mistake” and that Guyger “is completely devastated by what happened.”

Guyger was arrested on a preliminary charge of manslaughter days after the shooting. She is out on bond.

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11:10 a.m.

Dallas police say a white officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed.

The Dallas Police Department fired Officer Amber Guyger on Monday, weeks after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own apartment on Sept. 6. Court records show Guyger said she thought she had encountered a burglar inside her own home.

Guyger was arrested on a preliminary charge of manslaughter days after the shooting. She is out on bond.

Jean family attorneys and protesters had called for her firing following the shooting.

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