‘White Texas cop Amber Guyger CLAIMS she gunned down a Black man when she walked into his apartment by mistake, a year after she was involved in another shooting’
Officer Amber Renee Guyger was charged with manslaughter in Dallas on Sunday
Guyger, 30, a White female police officer with Dallas PD was accused of shooting her 26-year-old neighbor Botham Jean on Thursday
Guyger, who is a member of an elite police unit said she returned home from shift and entered the wrong apartment mistakenly
As some ask if there is a personal angle, Guyger who moved into the apt complex a month ago claims she had never met Jean
Police reports said the officer returned home in her uniform after a shift and then called dispatch to say she had shot a man.
Texas Rangers took over the investigation and arrested her over the weekend
Guyger posted bond of $300,000 and was expected to be released late Sunday
Was allowed to leave jail by the rear door avoiding perp walk for gathered press
Kaufman County is directly southeast of Dallas County, where the shooting occurred.
In Texas, the penalty for a manslaughter conviction is between two and 20 years in prison.
The Texas Rangers, who took over the investigation on Friday, said the investigation is ongoing and declined to offer further information about the case. The Rangers, a law enforcement group equivalent to state police, ran the investigation to avoid the appearance of any potential bias, Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said at a press conference on Friday.