Officer Who Killed 15-Year-old Is Fired


Dallas police officer Roy Oliver has been fired days after he killed an unarmed 15-year-old sitting in a car.

Jordan Edwards was hit in the head as he and his brothers were driving away from a party when Oliver began firing.

When questioned by his chief, Oliver said the vehicle was moving backwards towards officers aggressively, which has since been proven inaccurate by video footage. 

In a statement released before Oliver's firing Jordan's family said the shooting has scarred his brothers forever.

"They witnessed firsthand his violent, senseless, murder...their young lives will forever be altered. No one, let alone young children, should witness such horrific, unexplainable, violence."

The family's attorney, Lee Merritt says Jordan's older brother was handcuffed and held in custody overnight.

The officers say they kept him as a witness but none of the other teens in the car were taken in.

Merritt also says police detained Jordan's father when he went down to the station to ask about the state of his kids.

"Balch Springs PD called the Dallas County Sheriff's Office and asked if they could restrain Jordan's father because of his hostile behavior." 

The family has asked the community to not protest against the police department as they prepare for their son's funeral.

"We do not support nor do we condone any violence or threats made against the Balch Springs Police Department or any other law enforcement agencies...what we desire only second to having our beloved Jordan back, is JUSTICE FOR JORDAN." 


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