Roy Oliver, the former Texas police officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Black teen Jordan Edwards, has been indicted for murder. Oliver opened fired into a car full of teen passengers last April, which Edwards two brothers and a friend survived.
Dallas News reports:
Jordan’s family and their attorney said they were “cautiously optimistic” after Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson announced the indictment against 37-year-old Roy Oliver.
Oliver was also indicted on four counts of aggravated assault by a public servant for firing his rifle into a car full of teenagers leaving a party April 29. Jordan, who sat in the front passenger seat, was struck in the head. His two brothers and two friends were also in the car.
Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber originally said the Chevrolet Impala was aggressively reversing toward Oliver and Officer Tyler Gross, but body camera footage contradicted that story. Oliver was fired and arrested on the murder charge in May.
District Attorney Johnson reiterated that the indictment of Oliver is not intended to make a political statement.
Photo: Parker County Sheriff’s Department