Investigator: Dallas cop's killing of neighbor wasn't crime

Investigator: Dallas cop's killing of neighbor wasn't crime

Posted: Updated:
DALLAS, TX -

(AP) - The lead investigator in a white Dallas police officer's fatal shooting of a black neighbor in the man's home says he doesn't think the officer committed a crime.

The jury in Amber Guyger's murder trial wasn't present Wednesday when the Texas Department of Public Safety's David Armstrong said he believed she acted reasonably after perceiving Botham Jean as a threat. His comments came while being questioned by Guyger's attorneys on the trial's third day.

But State District Judge Tammy Kemp ruled that the jury couldn't hear the Texas Ranger's opinion of the reasonableness of Guyger's actions.

Guyger, who was off-duty but in-uniform when she shot Jean last September, has said she mistook his apartment for her own.

In the jury's presence, Armstrong testified Guyger lived directly below Jean and that going to the wrong apartment was common at that complex.

 

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE: Good Day Lubbock

    WATCH LIVE: Good Day Lubbock

    Watch Good Day Lubbock live right here.

    Watch Good Day Lubbock live right here.

  • Serial killer's victim portraits could help crack cold cases

    Serial killer's victim portraits could help crack cold cases

    Sunday, October 13 2019 9:33 AM EDT2019-10-13 13:33:15 GMT
    Monday, October 14 2019 7:24 AM EDT2019-10-14 11:24:13 GMT
    (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP). In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro ...(Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP). In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro ...
    (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP). In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro ...(Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP). In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro ...
    The FBI is hoping that portraits drawn by a California inmate will help law enforcement crack cold case homicides around the country.
    The FBI is hoping that portraits drawn by a California inmate will help law enforcement crack cold case homicides around the country.
  • Watson, Hyde lead Texans to 31-24 victory over Chiefs

    Watson, Hyde lead Texans to 31-24 victory over Chiefs

    Sunday, October 13 2019 4:33 PM EDT2019-10-13 20:33:37 GMT
    Monday, October 14 2019 7:24 AM EDT2019-10-14 11:24:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ed Zurga). Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde (23) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.(AP Photo/Ed Zurga). Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde (23) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Ed Zurga). Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde (23) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.(AP Photo/Ed Zurga). Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde (23) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.
    Deshaun Watson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown while running for two more, outdueling Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes and leading the Texans to a 31-24 victory Sunday.
    Deshaun Watson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown while running for two more, outdueling Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes and leading the Texans to a 31-24 victory Sunday.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 RAMAR. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.