DALLAS — A former Dallas Police Officer who shot and killed a woman and her daughter after a traffic stop was charged Tuesday with murder, police said.
Police identified the officer as Kevin Doyle, 44, a nine-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department.
He was charged with capital murder in the July 2016 death of 33-year-old Amber Lynn Thompson.
The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release that it is conducting an open-records request to obtain evidence about Doyle’s interactions with Thompson and her family.
Police have not yet identified the officers involved.
Police said Doyle was with a group of men who stopped Thompson in the parking lot of her home in the 500 block of East Main Street just before 2 a.m. on July 10.
Thompson had just returned from a party in Dallas, where she was attending with friends, when Doyle stopped her.
She then drove her car into the street, and she was hit by Doyle’s vehicle, which was stopped on the side of the road, police and prosecutors said.
Thompson’s boyfriend, Johnnie Cochran, 32, was in the car.
He tried to intervene but Doyle shot Cochran several times in the back, police allege.
He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.
The shooting sparked protests across the nation and a wave of calls for the resignation of the officer.
Doyle has been charged with first-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and reckless conduct.
He remains in the Travis County Jail on $1 million bond.