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'Gasps' as Ex-Cop Convicted of Murdering Unarmed Black Teen

Roy Oliver said he feared for his partner's life, but his partner had a different take

(Newser) - A white former police officer was convicted of murder on Tuesday for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager when he fired into a car full of teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas, the AP reports. Dallas County jurors were not swayed by former Balch Springs police officer Roy... More »

Cop Who Shot Texas Teen Turns Himself In

Roy Oliver released on $300K bail

(Newser) - Roy Oliver, the former Texas police officer who fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards last Saturday night, turned himself in hours after an arrest warrant was issued Friday. Oliver, who was fired from the force in the Dallas suburb of of Balch Springs on Tuesday, was freed Friday night after posting... More »

Cop Who Shot 15-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder

Roy Oliver killed Jordan Edwards when he shot at car of full of teens

(Newser) - A white Texas police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager for which the officer was fired , according to an arrest warrant issued Friday. The warrant for Roy Oliver, a former officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs, was issued by the Dallas... More »

Texas Cop Who Killed Teen as He Left Party Is Fired

Chief: 'There were violations. I acted on them'

(Newser) - The police officer who fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards near Dallas on Saturday night has been fired and the boy's family says they hope he is charged with murder. Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber announced Tuesday evening that officer Roy Oliver had been fired for violating departmental policies,... More »

Police Chief: Shooting Death of Teen Didn't Meet 'Core Values'

Family of Texas' Jordan Edwards said he had 'humble and sharing spirit'

(Newser) - The family of Jordan Edwards, the 15-year-old shot dead by a cop near Dallas Saturday night , issued a statement Tuesday remembering the boy as a "humble and sharing spirit" killed in an act of "horrific, unexplainable violence," per CBS Dallas-Fort Worth . The statement added Jordan's brothers... More »

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