A Texas jury has decided that former Balch Springs, Texas officer Roy Oliver will spend the next 15 years of his life in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.
After two days of deliberations, jurors found Roy Oliver, the ex-Balch Springs, Texas cop who shot and killed Jordan Edwards, an unarmed 15-year-old boy, guilty of murder on Tuesday afternoon.
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 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.
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.
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.
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…
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.