Dallas dismissed from lawsuit over police shooting

11 months 1 week 1 day ago Thursday, December 26 2019 Dec 26, 2019 December 26, 2019 6:17 PM December 26, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

DALLAS (AP) - A federal judge has ruled the city of Dallas is not liable for an off-duty police officer fatally shooting a man in his own apartment last year.  U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn on Monday dismissed the city from a civil lawsuit that the family of Botham Jean brought after the 26-year-old was killed by Amber Guyger. The ruling leaves Guyger as the sole defendant in the suit that argues better police training could have prevented Jean's death. It makes a large financial settlement unlikely. Guyger was found guilty of murder and sentenced to a decade in prison in October.

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