The City of Dallas will not be held liable for the death of Botham Jean in a civil lawsuit.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn dismissed the city from a civil lawsuit filed by Jean's family.
Jean, 26, was shot and killed in his own apartment in Sept. 2018 by off-duty former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger. His family filed the federal lawsuit in Oct. 2018.
The civil lawsuit argues Guyger used excessive force when she gunned down Jean and that better police training could have prevented his death. The city says the lawsuit failed to provide evidence of that and a judge agreed. Guyger is still a defendent in the civil lawsuit.
NBC 5 has reached out to the city and Jean's family for reaction to the judge's decision.
The City Attorney’s Office said it "has no comment on this pending litigation."
Jean's family filed a notice of appeal on Friday.
Guyger claimed she mistook Jean's apartment for her own and thought she'd encountered an intruder. In September, a Dallas jury found Guyger guilty of murder and sentenced her to 10 years behind bars. Her lawyers have filed an intent to appeal.