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Breaking news: Murder charges have been filed against the Dallas-area police officer who fatally shot a black teenager, Jordan Edwards last weekend.
From the Dallas Morning News:
A fired Balch Springs police officer turned himself in Friday night on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards over the weekend as he left a party.
A judge signed a murder warrant Friday afternoon. The officer, Roy Oliver, turned himself into Parker County Sheriff’s office. Bond is set at $300,000. Murder is punishable by up to life in prison.
An attorney for Jordan’s family, Lee Merritt, said Friday that Jordan’s parents were “grateful” investigators sought a murder charge. The news came as they prepared to bury Jordan on Saturday.
Merritt said it was clear from the start that Oliver should be arrested on the highest possible charge.
“I think it begins to at least give the appearance that the state is not going to sweep this clear wrong under the rug as it’s done in the past,” Merritt said. “However we also have to learn from history that we don’t have a conviction yet. And so we still have some ways to go.”
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