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Ex-Texas Cop Roy Oliver Found Guilty Of Murder
Comments Off on Ex-Texas Cop Roy Oliver Found Guilty Of Murder | | August 29, 2018 12:34 PM

A white ex-police officer found guilty of murder after hearing at a Texas court. 

Roy Oliver an Ex-police officer has been found guilty of the murder of an unarmed black teenager on Tuesday 28, August, after a hearing from a Texas jury. Roy shot at Edward and company of his friends, who were leaving a party in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs in April 2017.

however, Fifteen-year-old Jordan Edwards, who was sitting in the passenger seat, was struck and killed.

At the time of the shooting, Oliver claimed the vehicle was trying to run over his partner, but several witness accounts and body-cam footage showed the car was moving away from the officer.

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Local reporters, who were present in the courtroom on Tuesday as the verdict was read, reported that there were hugs, claps and cheers from the family of Edwards.

Edward’s father, Odell, told reporters at the court after the verdict on Tuesday, “It’s been a hard year … I’m just really happy,”

Local reporters, who were present in the courtroom on Tuesday as the verdict was read, reported that there were hugs, claps and cheers from the family of Edwards.

At the time of the shooting, Oliver claimed the vehicle was trying to run over his partner, but several witness accounts and body-cam footage showed the car was moving away from the officer.

Oliver was fired from the Balch Springs police force in May 2017 after police admitted the video of the shooting contradicted Oliver’s initial statement.

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Oliver faces between five and 99 years in prison for the murder. His sentencing hearing began immediately after the trial. The former police officer was acquitted of manslaughter and aggravated assault.

Daryl Washington, Edwards’s lawyer, said the verdict is not just about justice for the young teenager’s family but for the families of all unarmed black people killed by police.

“This case is not just about Jordan,” Washington told reporters. “It’s about Tamir Rice, it’s about Walter Scott, it’s about Alton Sterling, it’s about every unarmed African American who has been killed and who has not got justice.

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