DALLAS (AP) - A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was fired Monday, the same day the man was being buried in his Caribbean homeland. Police Chief U. Renee Hall dismissed Officer Amber Guyger during a hearing Monday, according to the Police Department. Guyger is charged with manslaughter in the Sept. 6 shooting that left 26-year-old Botham Jean dead, and she was fired because of her arrest, according to the department.
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It was a day of sorrow and spirit at the Capitol. Hundreds of victims of sexual abuse and their families rallied, marched, and chanted for legislative change, and they were heard by lawmakers who just returned to session.
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