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Judge issues gag order in Dallas officer’s shooting case

January 8, 2019
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Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, right, leaves the Frank Crowley Courts Building in downtown Dallas, after making her first court appearance, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Guyger is charged in the Sept. 6, 2018 fatal shooting of Botham Jean, her unarmed black neighbor, whose apartment she says she mistook as her own. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

DALLAS (AP) — A gag order has been issued in the case of a former Dallas police officer charged in the fatal shooting of her unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook as her own.

State District Judge Tammy Kemp ordered attorneys in the case to not speak publicly after meeting in her chambers Tuesday with a prosecutor and attorneys for Amber Guyger.

Guyger, who is white, is charged with murder in the Sept. 6 shooting of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia who worked in Dallas for an accounting and consulting firm.

Guyger told investigators that when she entered Jean’s apartment — which was directly above hers — she thought it was hers.

She was fired following the shooting.

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