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yahoo.com - 6 days ago

Grand Jury Indicts Texas Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Teenager Jordan Edwards

A Texas police officer who fired a gun into a car full of teenagers, fatally wounding an unarmed black 15-year-old, was indicted on a murder charge by a Dallas County grand jury Monday.
Balch Springs Officer Roy Oliver shot Jordan Edwards in the head as Edwards, his brothers, and two friends drove away from a party on April 29. Roy Oliver is shown in this Parker County Sheriff's Office booking photo in Weatherford, Texas, on May 5, 2017. More Lee Merritt, a lawyer representing the Edwards family, greeted the news of Monday’s indictment with cautious optimism. “A murder indictment for Roy Oliver is appropriate,” Merritt wrote on Twitter, “but the fact is it’s been +40 years since a cop was convicted in TX.” Oliver initially claimed the car, driven by one of Edwards’ brothers, had reversed into the officers, justifying his decision to open fire on the Chevy Impala.
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