Dallas police officers have been advised that they will not have have time off when the Amber Guyger trial gets underway later this month, local reports say.
The trial begins in the week of September 23, through at least October 7, according to Fox News 4.
It reported that the ‘no time off’ directive has come from the DPP, amid concern over the potential fallout from the Guyger trial.
The same week Guyger heads to trial in the murder of Botham Jean, the State Fair of Texas parades into South Dallas, with hundreds of thousands of visitors a day heading to Fair Park, Fox 4 reported.
It quoted the President of the Dallas Police Association, Mike Mata, as saying that there will also be political races and elections during that time, with dignitaries coming in and out.
Amber Guyger is charged with murder in the death of Saint Lucian Botham Jean.
She was originally charged with manslaughter.
The unarmed Jean was gunned down in his own apartment on September 6, 2018.
Guyger, at the time an off duty cop in full uniform, has contended that she mistook his apartment for hers and thought he was a burglar.
She was subsequently fired from the Dallas police force.
The fatal shooting of Botham Jean sparked international outrage with demonstrations in Dallas and in his native Saint Lucia.