Jury selection set for Dallas police officer's murder trial

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, charged in fatal shooting of unarmed neighbor Botham Shem Jean, Photo Date: 2018 / Photo: Kaufman County Jail / (MGN)

DALLAS (AP) Jury selection in the murder trial of a white former Dallas police officer will begin on the anniversary of the day she fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor in his own apartment.

State District Judge Tammy Kemp and the attorneys decided Thursday to begin interviewing jurors for Amber Guyger's trial on Sept. 6, one year after 26-year-old Botham Jean's death. Testimony begins Sept. 23.

Kemp also quizzed the lawyers about the leaking of Guyger's 911 call after the shooting despite a gag order.

Prosecutor Jason Hermus and defense attorney Robert Rogers say they didn't leak the audio and that they didn't know who did.

Hermus said Dallas police are investigating whether any of their officers released the recording.

Jean was a native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.