Amber Guyger

Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall claims she is unable to terminate the Dallas officer who shot and killed Jean Botham in his own apartment.

Botham, a 26-year-old accountant, was shot dead on Sept. 7 by Guyger who claimed she mistakenly believed he was an intruder inside her own apartment, which is located one floor below Jean's.

Chief Hall responded to growing calls from outraged Dallas residents to fire Guyger and charge her with murder.

Guyger, 30, was arrested and charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter, punishable by 10 to 15 months in prison.

“There is one overriding reason that I have not taken any administrative or employment action against Officer Amber Guyger," said Chief Hall in a statement Thursday evening. "I don’t want to interfere with an ongoing criminal investigation," she said.

"As an employer, DPD can compel Officer Guyger to provide a statement during a DPD administrative investigation and those statements given to DPD could potentially compromise the criminal investigation.”

Hall said she would proceed with disciplinary action against Guyger "as soon as we are assured that conducting an administrative investigation will not impede on the criminal investigation, we will proceed.”

At a tense town hall meeting earlier this week, Hall said “there are both local, state and federal laws that prohibit me from taking action” -- but according to WFFA, there is precedence to fire officer Guyger.

Two Dallas officers who shot and killed citizens were fired during criminal and internal affairs investigations.

Jean's family and activists say they will keep the pressure on Chief Hall until she fires Guyger and escalates her charge to murder.

“Twenty-six years without a blemish and it took being murdered by a white Dallas Police officer in his own home to make Botham Shem Jean a criminal,” said the family's attorney, Lee Merritt, in a statement after the shooting.

Merritt accused Dallas police of trying to “assassinate his character” by releasing a search warrant that listed marijuana and a weed grinder among items found in Botham's apartment.

Most of the items on the list, if not all, belonged to Officer Guyger. She remains on paid administrative leave.

  • Shamwow

    Eventually Karma will take care of white she devil. But Chief Hall please conduct this investigation in a meticulous and precise manner so that justice is served. Please don’t drop the ball.

  • Fire & Ice

    Another negro protecting yt. If this was a black officer, they would be fired and sitting in jail ?. I feel so horrible for this young man and his family

  • Nik

    I am speechless! This is straight up bull! A flat out murderer is made to look like Suzy Sunshine and keeps her job while the victim is portrayed as Nino Brown??!! What in the entire hell??? I'm incensed!

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    "Most of the items on the list, if not all, belonged to Officer Guyger. "
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    Wait - HUH??????? Most of the items on the list from the victim's apartment belonged to the cop?

    Help somebody. Am I misreading? Not comprehending? WTF?

  • Nik

    I am tied in a whole knot right now. This is insane!

  • Miss Thang

    I understand what the chief is saying. She does not want there to be ANY reason for this witch to get away with this shit. She doesn't want her lawyer to say the investigation was sullied by the judgment of guilt which may have been placed in the minds of investigators during the ongoing investigation. Makes sense.

  • Miss Thang

    She's not protecting her. She's protecting the Dallas PD.

  • Nik

    I truly hope that is the case and not due to pressure from above her head.

  • Miss Thang

    Exactly.

  • 88

    Even if she's fired she was charged with involuntary manslaughter which is a slap on the risk here in Texas she'll serve no more than 4 months if found guilty. Sorry black folks just gonna have to take this L and move on.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Soda

    This is the list of items that were most likely ALL hers:
    2 fired cartridge casings
    1 laptop computer
    1 black backpack with police equipment and paperwork
    1 insulated lunch box
    1 black ballistic vest with “police” markings
    10.4 grams of marijuana in ziplock bags
    1 metal marijuana grinder
    2 RFID keys
    2 used packages of medical aid

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Got it. Thank you!!!

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    She's black and female she has absolutely NO POWER to do anything to anyone white unless "they" (white folks in charge) allow her to.

  • SeannaPaula

    This home grown terrorist will go down one way or another, hopefully it's before she decides to take another innocent life.

  • Shamwow

    Idk what it is but I believe the fun is about to start. Chief Hall got a smirk on her face like she’s about to put hella pressure on she devil. She’s going to have her working ridiculous shifts when she returns. If I was a white she devil, I would hate to have a strong intelligent black woman as my boss. Especially during these times, it’s going down.

  • Soda

    You think this concerns only black folks?

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Blacks in leadership positions hold NO REAL AUTHORITY in this country. They are still told who, what, when, where, and how things will be done. You can take that to the bank!

  • hottlanta

    Yet if it wasn't on the cellphone when Becky call the cops on black folks BBQing they would have gone 2 jail on some bs.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    And in this case, "they" have already started the wheels of "justice" in motion to favor the grey skinned cop killer:
    1. Moved jurisdiction to a more segregated county, thus more favorable to the killer.
    2. IF they proceed to trial, which I doubt, her acquittal is all but guaranteed.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    That black police chief has been a cop for many years she understands what the "blue wall of silence" means. If she doesn't want any harm to come to herself or family she's going to do as she's told.

    Law enforcement is a white man's game and she just holds a title with NO real authority. The 'good ole boys" still run that! She holds the position ONLY because they (white folks) know she is an obedient negro.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Pretty much

  • Fire & Ice

    I hope so. This man and his family deserves justice

  • Fire & Ice

    I understand what your saying. These institutions are designed to protect yt and their own (blue). Such a tragedy for the victim and his family.

  • Fire & Ice

    Bingo! I believe that weed was hers.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    That weed may or may not have been for her personal use. She's a cop, it could have easily been evidence that she retrieved from a suspect. There are cops who collect "dope" to plant in situations that may not be favorable to them

  • CaramelDrop

    Y’all cut Chief Hall some slack.... she has been having these lazyass DPD officers actually work since she has held the position. I’m sure she knows what she is doing. She and the black female DA we have, have be on point with every issue we have had (that’s made national news) up until..... give her sometime..... I believe Guyger is going to have her pig colored ass handed to her.

  • Coffee1st

    You’re right. But although I feel for the family, I don’t get mad anymore. What’s coming will be inconceivable....i get it now. The ultimate and most profound L will go to them.

  • Blak

    Is it just me who thought that was Mary J Blige?

  • Fire & Ice

    Hmmm yes! They keep a stash on them just in case, they need to f*ck you up (plant evidence)

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Dallas 2016

  • SumthinSweeter

    Smmfh. Sadly as a fellow black woman who understands how hard it is to achieve success within this white elitist world, especially law enforcement. BUT at some damn point your moral compass should kick in. It's easier said then done but I don't see how she can even sleep at night with a good conscience! As a fact of history, "they" put certain people of color in these positions for a reason. Usually the "good/obedient" ones that tend to turn the other cheek against the wrongs done against their own race.

  • Bdot

    Black woman or not, she's just another cop. When it comes to exacting swift justice, cops are all for it........ until it's time to bring one of their own to justice. She's barely a cop now - she's basically another spinning politician. Can't truss it

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly they are just figureheads to deflect charges of racism against the corrupt racist police.

  • TMW

    OT: Anyone see the story about Snochia Moseley who killed 3 people and then herself at the Rite Aid Distribution Center? I was trying to figure out if she’s the first black female mass shooter.

  • the chosen one

    She does look like her.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    You are absolutely correct.....they are figureheads. They can ONLY discipline blacks and many times if the black officer is in with the upper whites they can't even touch them. This police chief will be the one who suffers the most. Watch and see.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ion see no resemblance. ...I done scrolled up twice

  • dontgetblocked

    I'm watching this case closely because this bish is about to get off.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I saw that!!!!! Interesting, and they are really trying to downplay it too. I wonder why?

  • Alextra Ballard

    So why is the Cheef there and what is she good for?

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    She's there for times just like this......to deflect racism claims.

  • Logan Roberts

    Just a lil bit.

  • TMW

    I was wondering about that too. Usually when the perpetrator is black, they are quick to put them on blast.

  • kekeb

    bologna

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    EXACTLY!

  • the guest

    SLAVE.

    SLAVERY is still very much alive.

  • the guest

    I said from the start that from the moment that murderer white female officer called her police department after murdering the upstanding young black man she was obsessed with that whole police department's wheels started turning and spinning false reasonable doubt with that she thought she was in the wrong apartment bullshit.

  • Jamal Warner

    I agree 100%. She is only a token.

  • Jamal Warner

    The issue is the contract the union has with the city police officers. There are different set of rules that they follow. White supremacy have made sure they have their defense mechanism for their defense army.

  • Bashi22

    This was never an affair that why use this scape goat black cop willy lynch tatics.

  • Bashi22
  • Ghost

    She was a temporary employee..who came in and shot up folks. I believe they were treating her bad and probably a whole lot of racism! They don’t want to expound because then it will be revealed how horrible it was for her to work there! Folks are getting sick of being mistreated.., never know when someone will snap!

  • Jussjess25

    Translation.. Im black and shes white and I dont have the power to fire her. And if I did the white supremacist will find someway to connect it to the murder amd she will get off amd I will lose my job. Smh

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I see her retiring in the near future.

  • Tailor Koko Milk

    10-15 months if you kill a black person by accident!!! Goes to show black people are treated worse than animals !!

  • Tailor Koko Milk

    Of course she is! Why world are you living in ? White People run the world and black People atr rested like animals sad but true

  • Jussjess25

    Was she balck??

  • Jussjess25

    Somtimes they will do that if the white people did something dirty amd will come out looking bad. They always want whites to come out looking clean.. even in death.

  • TMW
  • Reenaface

    Translation, these officials are nothing more than figure heads we know who's really in charge and pulling the strings.

  • Tlowe89

    Chile... kill a police dog and see how much you get. Way more than some darn 10-15 yrs

  • Jussjess25

    ?????????????

  • Strappyheels

    EXACTLY!!

  • Strappyheels

    A figurehead.. Kind of like the President.

  • Strappyheels

    I could of told you that..

  • Prettybrowneound35

    Exactly!

  • tia

    Bullshit...

  • abby500

    Damn Mary J Blige, why can’t you fire her?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Black are not put in positions to fire whites only other blacks. I notice a trend of nasty attitude black women being the boss of black men and bossing then around like they are pieces of garbage that is how the white supremacists like the work place to be

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Correct the white supremacists don’t give jobs to blacks where they can fire whites

  • Coy little wink

    Is that a female by birth?

  • PlayerP

    Say what now?

  • EMILY POST

    How about a little Empathy and compassion for the mans family ..... Disgusting the way the police department acts.

  • TransMichelle

    "That police chief is racist." That's what people would be saying all over this board if the police chief was white.

  • TransMichelle

    They can't pull the race card on this one. If that police chief was white lord help her.

  • Decked Out

    No her Bytch Azz is SCARED for her daym...TITLE. That white cop should be FIRED and Charged with MURDER. If it was a BLACK COP and he/she did the same to a White Human Being it would be A ENTIRE different story.

  • Decked Out

    Not the RACE care of Self Hatred CARD all daym day. She look Black but ain’t BLACK. If you don’t know the type you will b4 you leave this EARTH. They are many walking amongst us.

  • Decked Out

    Michael Vick got more than that for some daym DOGS

  • Decked Out

    Michael Vick got more Prison Time than that for some MoFo DOGS. #gtfoh #dallasSTANDup4Jean

  • SpiceGirl

    My brother Is doing more time then that, and he didn't kill ANYONE.....

  • SpiceGirl

    sure would...I believe that!

  • Rayne

    And if a black cop killed her his ass would be doing quadruple LIFE!! That’s fawked up!!

  • TransMichelle

    And if the police chief was white it would be an ENTIRELY different story too. The cries of racism would have been unbelievable. That works both ways.

  • TransMichelle

    She look black enough to me. Blacker than the big eared former president Odumba.

  • Reenaface

    This is why I tend to side eye any black official who holds office in any governmental capacity, especially when they get elected in urban neighborhoods because what does that mean exactly? They're only allowed to do but so much because when whitey puts it's foot down, they have to toe the line.

  • the guest

    She's just of a slave mentality. In the photo she looks like an agreeable slave. The south really is its own beast. The slave mentality passes down through from one generation to the next.

    The slave mentality is inconceivable and unfathomable to free blacks, descendants of free blacks, and liberated blacks who would never help a police department in the murder cover of a black man.

    My husband and I may not be from the hood, sure we married in church and our children attend private school but I'll tell you one thing. We'd scrub floors at McDonalds and live in studio apartment as a family before we'd ever help in the cover up of a racist murder to keep a job.

    One thing we have learned about being proud, principled, and outspoken in corporate America and predominately white environments, is that white people will mind their P's and Q's. They know who to use and they cant stand toms.

    How is that police chief sleeping at night? They are using her and laughing at her behind her back. She needs to take a stand and claim a greater respect and wealth.

  • the guest

    AMEN.

  • fRAktal Reality

    ...and that speaks volumes about how non-violent offenses are sentenced versus violent offenses.

  • SpiceGirl

    Yes it does...sad and true

  • RESPECK Muh Name

    Shut up

  • fRAktal Reality

    Look at the swift action taken by Minneapolis law enforcement administrators against a Black Somalian policeman who inadvertently shot and killed an Australian white woman who startled him as she approached his squad car coming out of the dark in the street at night. Ironically, the Somalian and his partner were first responders to this woman's call about a rape in progress. The fraternal order of police did not protect the Somalian who is a convicted murderer and serving time in prison...today.

    What a stark contrast...

    Minneapolis - Black male officer kills unarmed white woman unintended = murder

    Dallas - White female officer kills unarmed black man (in his own residence) intended = manslaughter

  • fRAktal Reality

    Make me, imp.

  • Lolly Asher

    Wait what? If I murdered someone off the clock even if I wasn't charged pretty sure HR would find a way not to have me back.

  • Jussjess25

    Those are just the facts!!

  • Rayne

    I remember that and haven’t heard anything else about it until now. Smdh

  • Malcom Flex

    Clearly, her white bosses have their foot on her neck. This goes to show you that white people will PROTECT their females no matter what. Take notes, black people.

  • Eileen

    Amen, there is no compassion for the victim's family. I will be so glad when they get to the bottom of this. But at the end of the day, white men will protect their women, no matter what the issue!

  • Eileen

    That is why I have such an angst about all the female mayors of these major cities. They will come down harder on bm. It is such a plantation situation going on. I wish more bm would step up and run for office thereby leading our community. it is a pattern of our community bw lead and the bm follow and if they are not good little man/childs they get scolded by big momma! sad....

  • Eileen

    ouch..she is taking the path of least resistance to a fault. If I am correct she does have the power to fire this dirty cop.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    No, you can't fire her because even though you have the power to do so, that power does not apply to white officers. Y'all, I've been saying for years when it comes to jobs, black people in leadership are in charge of other black people only...when it gets down to it.

    Where else can you make a fatal mistake on the job and not be fired immediately? I still don't think it was a mistake, btw. IJS.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yet here we are in the year 2029 and folks still act like racism doesn't exist.

  • Eileen

    bw didn't survive this long without being smart....

  • TransMichelle

    The killer cop needs to go I agree

  • AveIvy

    If Guyger isn't fired soon, Hall should be fired for botching this shit. She's a horrible representation of a leader.

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  • the guest

    As always, perfectly stated.

  • the guest

    THIS!

  • the guest

    Some black women in management positions reserve the worst customer service for black people. But will bend over backwards for white customers.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Your second sentence hit the nail on the head. I met so many blacks who thought they were in charge until they tried to hold a white person responsible for something. They soon found out that their power was only limited to other blacks.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    "They are using her and laughing at her behind her back." Speak the truth and shame the devil. She reminds me of the HR black lady at my last job. Her white boss made her do dirt to blacks within the company, so they could never be called racist and her punk tail was happy to do it. She got a pay on the head from time to time. Smh.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Nailed it!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I see this so much and have been seeing that type of behavior for years

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Black men are not allowed to really run this is all a plan to upset our community by putting women over the men. When it come down to it the white folks give them the position go help destroy their own community

  • laidbackgal4real

    And some white people will still say there is no such thing as White privilege ... so please explain this

  • Peppermint Patty

    Black cop in that pic looks like Mary j if she was gonna playa dirty cop on power

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yeaaa sure. I hear ya, BUT I knew you were full of chit the minute this happened and your face was put in the forefront.

    A cop near me was fired for pawning a taser ?????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    That he personally didn’t even kill ?????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I’ve been trying to give her that. That’s hard though!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    They have to fill the affirmative action and diversity quota ?

  • Reenaface

    Yes, that interacism amongst our own people is a mutha! I have witnessed many times over the years of our own kind acting out on jobs to appease whitey. Which is why I keep to myself at work and side eye both black and whites races.

  • Reenaface

    You can think feminism for the figurative death of the alpha male in the black community for that. They are trying to destroy the alpha male and destroy future leaders in the making. It's called order, and order is soley lacking in the black community. As long as they push these Marxist socialist groups with women leading the charge( black lives matter) and having the men follow behind them, there's no hope. This is why I tend to believe in the notion that black people +socialism does not work, we've been too preoccupied for too long trying to emulate anything and everything that the white people do and that shit does not benefit us and it is why are communities are in disarray now.

  • missmiami305

    Dayum!!!! We can never have justice.

  • missmiami305

    Sadly, you’re right.

  • PlayerP

    Thank you! Principle not Pride.

  • fRAktal Reality

    2029??? lol

  • fRAktal Reality

    Don't you have anything constructive to contribute to the discussion, anonymous ass?

  • Janice Collins

    Actually she can’t because she turn the investigation over to the Texas Rangers. If she fires her and the TR finds her not guilty for any reason she will be held liable. This is Dallas where’s John Wiley Prince gets elected every election. This really has nothing to do with the color of her skin

  • Shawty

    Does that mean she will continue to get paid? That's just not right if she is getting paid!

  • Sassie

    Not shocked. And believe me when I say she won't do jail time. The black lady who won't fire her is under pressure by her white counterparts with more rank than she has to NOT fire that lady. If the officer who shot the dude was black, she would have been charged and fired long ago.

  • nomika brown

    She is still on the payroll

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I was JUST about to say that, too! She could easily be mistaken for Mary, if it weren't for her not having blonde hair like Mary.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Not anymore.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • teather

    As of right now, this officer has been fired! It's over for her job. Not to say another jurisdiction won't hire her or she won't get severance pay. Whichever it is, Dallas is safer now for the moment. Now onto her indictment and prosecution to a guilty verdict or her plea deal to serve prison time. She needs to go to prison. If she does not, it's Rodney King time! LOL! Just kidding. Tearing stuff up is ignorant. But we will need another plan.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    The white man put black women in a position to lord over and humiliate black men not other whites.. you can go in any kind of job and I bet a million a black manager will not dare speak to a white janitor the way he/she talk to other black

  • Eileen

    Yes it is so true! Liberalism doesn't work for us either.

  • nomika brown

    She should of been fired