Court hearing appeal of Dallas police officer who killed neighbor

Dallas (AP) — A Texas court will hear on Tuesday arguing that it overturned the conviction of a former Dallas police officer sentenced to imprisonment for fatally shooting a neighbor at home.

Amber Geiger’s lawyers and prosecutors will clash in the Court of Appeals over whether there is sufficient evidence to prove that the 2018 Bosamjan shooting was a murder.

A hearing in front of the panel of judges was held by a jury in Dallas County. 2019 decision To Geiger 10 years in prison For murder.Former Minneapolis Police Station The crime of killing George Floyd Again, national attention was focused on police killing people of color.

More than two years before Floyd’s death protested nationwide, Geiger’s killing of Jean attracted public attention due to a strange situation and one of a series of unarmed black men’s shootings by white police officers. I did.

The basic facts of the case were not disputed. Geiger went home from a long shift and mistaken Jean’s apartment for his own. It was on the floor beneath him. Finding the door half-open, she went in and shot him, later testifying through him that she was a thief.

Jean, a 26-year-old accountant, ate a glass of ice cream before Geiger was fired. She was later fired by the Dallas Police Department.

The complaint from Geiger, now 32, rests on the claim that it is reasonable for her to mistake Jean’s apartment for her own, and therefore shooting.Her lawyer Asked the Court of Appeals Convict her murder or substitute a criminal manslaughter conviction.

Dallas County Prosecutor on submission to court Counterargument Geiger’s mistake does not deny “her responsible state of mind.” They wrote that “murder is a consequential crime.”

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