The fired Balch Springs, Texas, police officer who shot and killed Jordan Edwards, a black teen who was leaving a party earlier this year, was indicted on a murder charge Monday by a Dallas County grand jury.
The mother of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards on Friday filed to formally join the lawsuit against the city of Balch Springs, Texas, and ex-Police Officer Roy Oliver, who killed her son with a rifle as he was leaving a house party in April.
The family of Darius Smith, a 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot by an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent Friday night in Arcadia, Calif., is disputing the official narrative and demanding justice.
Updated Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:40 p.m. EDT: House Bill 245 passed the Texas Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 28-3. The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott to be signed into law.
Mike Brown was 18.
Sgt. James Young—the Balch Springs, Texas, police officer responsible for training Roy Oliver, the officer who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edward—has been identified as the officer in newly released dashcam footage tasing Marco Stephenson, a black man handcuffed with his hands behind his back.
What’s done in the dark will usually come to light, as the Balch Springs, Texas, Police Department is apparently learning. Just two weeks after a now-fired officer shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, the police chief is now also in the middle of an investigation regarding who leaked a video of another…
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the police shooting death of Jordan Edwards, an unarmed black teenager, in Balch Springs, Texas, a spokesperson for the local district attorney’s office confirmed Thursday.
The family of Jordan Edwards, the 15-year-old who was fatally shot by a white suburban-Dallas police officer, has filed a lawsuit against (now former) Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver and the Balch Springs Police Department.
On the very same day 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was laid to rest after being fatally shot by a police officer in Texas, an unidentified teenager, also 15, was shot and killed by San Diego police.
At a funeral service that included a touching photo montage, soaring gospel music and the names of those Americans slain by police ringing out from the pulpit, more than 800 family and friends packed into a Baptist church in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday to remember the life of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.
The fired Balch Springs, Texas, police officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards as he attempted to leave a party that got out of hand has been charged with murder.
In a statement to The Root, Jordan Edwards’ family makes it clear that, though they appreciate the immense support, they need time to mourn their son privately before they can accept him becoming another hashtag representing all of the young black people who have been slain by law enforcement.
As the investigation continues into the death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, who was shot and killed by then-Balch Springs, Texas, Police Officer Roy Oliver, more and more details are coming to light. Recently, it was discovered that the prosecutor’s office had once filed a complaint about what it called Oliver’s…
In the reality-adjacent, Baltimore-centered ecosystem of The Wire, “good police” stood as the single highest honor a character could receive. It was reserved for those who possessed the inherent qualities making someone a naturally gifted police officer and who also performed those duties with integrity and verve. You…
Balch Springs, Texas, Police Officer Roy Oliver was fired Tuesday after fatally shooting 15-year-old Jordan Edwards Saturday night as the teen was leaving a party, the Dallas News reports.
The family of Jordan Edwards, the 15-year-old fatally shot Saturday night by a Balch Springs, Texas, police officer wielding a rifle, have released a statement to The Root via their attorney, S. Lee Merritt.
Monday morning was meant to be the first day of spring football practice at Mesquite (Texas) High School. Instead, a group of grieving high school athletes gathered in the hour before classes were scheduled to begin, mourning the loss of one of their very own, who lost his life in a police shooting.