Police officer who fatally shot Jordan Edwards is fired

Jordan Edwards shooting: Texas police change account of death

Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber made the announcement saying, "After reviewing the findings, I have made the decision to terminate Roy Oliver's employment with the Balch Springs Police Department".

The police officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Jordan Edwards has been fired, the Balch Springs Police Department confirmed Wednesday. As a father, I can not begin to imagine the pain they are experiencing.

Haber would not disclose whether or not Oliver had previous disciplinary actions.

Officer Roy Oliver has been identified as the cop who fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in the head Saturday night as he left a house party.

Shots from his rifle pierced the front side passenger window, hitting Edwards in the front seat, according to Edwards' family attorneys, Lee Merritt and Jasmine Crockett. Oliver fired an unknown number of rounds from a rifle into the moving auto, striking 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

"The officer used a rifle to shoot through the window of a auto that was driving away". He was sacked on Tuesday.

Jordan Edwards shooting: Texas police change account of death

Edwards' family credited the police for correcting its mistaken statement and moving quickly to fire Oliver, but they still wanted the officer to be arrested for murder.

During the meeting NGAN member Reverend Jeff Hood said he told Dallas DA Faith Johnson how important it is that her office do all they can in terms of pursuing charges against Oliver. "The officers who extended this nightmare for those children ought to be properly reprimanded". "Our family is working hard to deal with both the loss of our beloved Jordan and the lingering trauma it has caused our boys". His 16-year-old brother was driving the vehicle, attorneys for the family say. The police also did not reveal the race of the fired officer.

The family has asked activists to postpone demonstrations in the wake of Edwards' death as they make preparations for his funeral and spoke out against any violence perpetuated against police officers. Edwards will be laid to rest on Saturday, May 6.

"It is also imperative that we aggressively pursue these two separate investigations to preserve the trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve". "I made a mistake and I apologized for it", Haber said on Tuesday.

Haber initially said after the shooting that Oliver fired on the vehicle when the driver backed toward officers "in an aggressive manner". That statement was contradicted by video footage captured on the scene. The department involved as has fired the officer who pulled the trigger.

"I would encourage the Balch Springs Police Department to continue to display the transparency and accountability this sensitive situation demands, including reporting the details of this bad incident to the Texas Attorney General as state law requires".

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