Officer Who Killed Jordan Edwards Fired
The officer who fatally shot an unarmed Texas teen has been fired. Jordan Edwards, 15, was killed Saturday when Roy Oliver, a six-year veteran of the Balch Springs Police Department in suburban Dallas, shot him in the head.
According to NBC News, Oliver has since been fired because Polie Chief Jonathan Habor and his department believe he “violated several departmental policies.”
Haber also told reporters he couldn’t specify what policies were violated because Oliver can appeal his firing.
As previously reported Haber also says he misspoke (see: lied) when he said that the car Jordan was in was “driving aggressively towards the officer,” prompting the shot.
Instead, he now says that the vehicle was driving away from police.
“In a hurry to get the statement out, I misspoke,” Haber told reporters Monday. “I take responsibility for that.”
Jordan’s family has since released a statement on his murder, and while they’re glad that the officer has been fired they’re preparing for a long fight for justice.
“We are grateful the decision has been made to terminate the officer responsible for Jordan’s murder,” wrote the family. ” Over the past 24 hours, Chief Haber has made commendable strides toward justice. However, there remains a long road ahead.”
Let’s pray that justice comes quick for Jordan Edwards and his family.