Texas policeman who shot and murdered a 15-year-old teenager last weekend has been charged on Friday with murder.
The judge has charged Roy Oliver, an officer in the Bach Springs district in Dallas, at $300,000.
Accusations Of Shooting
Oliver is accused of shooting on several teenagers while they were in their car leaving a party on Saturday; the incident caused Jordan Edwards’ death.
“The warrant was issued due to evidence that suggested Mr. Oliver intended to cause serious bodily injury and commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death of an individual.” Melinda Urbina, who is a public information officer working with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, stated. “The investigation into the death of Jordan Edwards will continue and does not conclude with the arrest of Roy Oliver.”
After this horrible incident, Oliver was placed on administrative duty. At the same time, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department along with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office started to investigate the case on their own. In addition, the Police Department of Bach Springs started an internal investigation.
Consequently, Bach Springs Police Department fired Oliver on Tuesday, three days after the day of the officer’s shooting at the teenagers.
“After reviewing the findings I have made the decision to terminate Roy Oliver’s employment with the Balch Springs Police Department,” Jonathan Haber, Police Chief, reported. “My department will continue to be responsive, transparent and accountable.”
Initially, the police said that the teenagers were “aggressively” backing down on the officers and that this is why the officers started shooting at the vehicle. However, after seeing a video of the scene, the video shows that the teenagers were driving away of the policemen.
“It has been determined that Roy Oliver, who was the second officer on the scene, violated several departmental policies,” Pedro Gonzalez, Balch Springs Police spokesperson, confirmed.
Oliver joined the police department since 2011. Since Oliver is white while Edwards is black, Oliver may face a lifetime in prison if the court condemned him with murder.