Protesters condemned the death Thursday of 26-year-old Botham Jean, who was shot after the officer says she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own.
Officer Amber Guyger was arrested three days later on a charge of manslaughter and has since been released from jail on bond.
About 200 people held a demonstration Monday. Police Chief U. Renee Hall in a statement the next day criticized the police use of “pepper balls” on that crowd.
The Dallas police chief says she has called for a full review and plans to meet with protest leaders after learning about reports that police used pepper-spray projectiles at a demonstration over a black man’s death.
Chief U. Renee Hall said Tuesday that the projectiles should only be used if there is an immediate threat to the public or if an on-scene commander calls for them to be used.
Hall said she wants to meet with protest leaders to “address their concerns.”
Monday’s demonstration came a day after a white Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, was arrested for manslaughter in the off-duty shooting death of her neighbor, 26-year-old Botham Jean. Authorities have said that Guyger said she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own when she fatally shot him last week.