A Dallas, Texas jury discovered a police officer who killed unarmed Black teen Jordan Edwards after he left a home get together final 12 months responsible of homicide on Tuesday, in keeping with Dallas Information.
Roy Oliver, 38, was charged with homicide and 4 counts of aggravated assault for Edwards’ dying in April 2017. He was discovered not responsible on two counts of aggravated assault. He hasn’t been to trial for the 2 different assault fees.
Jurors deliberated for 12 hours on Monday and Tuesday earlier than delivering their verdict.
Oliver was a Balch Springs police officer when he shot and killed 15-year-old Edwards, who was in a automotive with 4 different Black youngsters after they left a home get together final 12 months.
He was fired from his job following the incident and informed jurors that he shot on the automotive as a result of it was transferring towards his companion, pondering he was at risk, in keeping with the New York Put up.
His companion testified disagreeing with Oliver’s take saying that he didn’t really feel a necessity to fireplace his weapon and didn’t concern for his life.
Oliver might have been discovered responsible of manslaughter, which carries a punishment as much as 20 years, versus life in jail that comes with the homicide and aggravated assault fees, per Dallas Information.