Former Texas Officer Convicted of Murder For Shooting Unarmed Black Teen

Former Texas Officer Convicted of Murder For Shooting Unarmed Black Teen

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The former Texas officer responsible for the murder of Jordan Edwards, an unarmed teen, was found guilty in court on Tuesday. In April 2017, Edwards, his friends and his two brothers were driving from a house party when Balch Springs, Texas officer Roy Oliver “discharged multiple rounds from his patrol rifle” into their vehicle.

After the shooting occurred police chief Jonathan Hager fired Roy after Harber admitted he “misspoke” when he said the car Jordan was in was moving “aggressively” toward police which led to an officer firing his rifle into the car. Body cam footage was later released showing the car driving forward and not reversing into the police car.

The Dallas County, Texas, jury convicted Roy of murder but found him not guilty of two lesser charges in the honor stuident’s death, according to CNN. This case is acted into the long list of innocent killings of black men done by white cops. Roy now faces life in prison.

Written By: Fantasia Harvey

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