Balch Springs, TX (PPN) – The police officer who murdered 15-year-old Jordan Edwards has been indicted on murder charges and faces life in prison.
District Attorney Faith Johnson made the announcement after a Dallas County grand jury made the decision Monday against Roy Oliver. The 37-year-old deputy was fired by the police department and was also indicted on four counts of aggravated assault by a public servant.
Oliver fired his rifle into a moving car full of teenagers on April 29, 2017, hitting Edwards in the head as he sat in the front passenger seat.
Body cameras showed that Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber lied about the events that led up to the killing of an innocent teenager. Haber stated that the Chevrolet Impala reversed quickly towards Oliver and Officer Tyler Gross but the teens were just leaving the party and the cop fired towards the car.
Oliver was arrested and charged in May. Lee Merritt, the Edward’s family attorney, said he is satisfied with the indictment but the case is far from over.
“Far too often we see cases where there’s been a lack of comparable effort in cases that are equally deserving,” Lee Merritt, said after the announcement. “We are satisfied with this step.”
The cop killer Roy Oliver faces up to life in prison for each of the 7 felony charges against him. No trial date has been set.
This is a developing story.
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