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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Johnson’s Statement on Dallas Police Chief Hall’s Decision to Fire Amber Guyger

Sep 24, 2018
Press Release

Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today release the following statement after Dallas Police Department Chief U. Renee Hall fired Amber Guyger from the city’s police department:

“I agree with Chief Hall’s decision to fire Amber Guyger and hope it represents the first step in our search for justice for Botham Jean. Countless of Dallas’ finest are dedicated public servants, and this action today reiterates for all the great responsibility they bear in carrying out their mandate to serve and protect our community. Amber Guyger failed to do that when she took the life of Mr. Jean. I hope the decision taken by Chief Hall today brings some sense of peace for the Jean family and transparency for the community.

“I continue to keep Botham Jean and his family in my prayers as he was laid to rest today. May he rest in peace.”

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