Police Officer Who Shot Dallas Suburban Teen Free On Bond

Claudine Rigal
Mai 15, 2017

This photo provided by the Parker County Sheriff's Office shows Roy Oliver.

A former Texas policeman who has been charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager with a rifle has left jail after posting bond, authorities said on Saturday.

Family lawyer S. Lee Merritt did not provide further details in a Twitter post. The prosecutor's office investigating the death of the black teenager who was shot by a Dallas-area police officer had once filed a complaint over that officer's aggressive behavior, according to records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

The charge comes just six days after Oliver fired into a moving vehicle, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

Not 35 miles away from the high school, another attack rocked a Dallas suburb on Wednesday.

Balch Springs police have said Oliver and another officer were responding to a disturbance on the Saturday night and heard multiple gunshots.

A Dallas-area police officer who was sacked after he shot and killed an unarmed 15-year-old boy will face a murder charge, authorities said Friday.

Roy Oliver is free on bond after being arrested Friday in the death of Jordan Edwards.

Merritt told NBC News the family would also pursue other officers involved who may have breached police regulation. But Stinson said such evidence still doesn't guarantee a conviction. And a white officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, pleaded guilty that day to federal civil rights charges in the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015. However, after seeing a video of the scene, the video shows that the teenagers were driving away of the policemen. In December a mistrial was declared in Slager's murder trial after a jury couldn't reach a verdict.

Linda and Roy Durwood Oliver praised their son's good character to the media, providing him with stellar character references.

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for the former Balch Springs police officer, accusing him of murder in the death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

The funeral for Jordan Edwards will be held Sunday according to the family's attorney, and will not be open to public.

On April 29, Oliver and other officers were dispatched to a call about intoxicated teens at a house party.

Oliver was later fired from the police department.

Oliver fired a rifle at a vehicle of teenagers leaving a party April 29, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

Former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver who was sacked for killing Jordan Edward, 15 was booked Friday by the Parker County Sheriff's Office, according to jail records.

In 2013, he was suspended for 16 hours and ordered to take anger management courses after he allegedly threw a fit about having to testify in court about a drunk driving case, records show.

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