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Cop Who Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Sentenced To 15 Years

A Texas jury sentenced a former police officer to 15 years in prison Wednesday night for the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teen in a Dallas suburb.

The jury deliberated for 12 hours before deciding the fate of former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver. In addition to the prison term, it imposed a fine of $10,000.

Oliver was convicted of murder Tuesday by the same jury for the killing of high school freshman Jordan Edwards, 15. He fired into a car full of teens on April 29 last year, saying he believed it was moving aggressively toward his partner.

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson described Oliver as a “killer in blue” who violated his oath to protect citizens. Prosecutors sought a sentence of at least 60 years while the defense argued for 20 years or less.

Johnson said she wished Oliver’s sentence was much longer, but she respected the jury’s decision and realizes a guilty verdict for an officer is rare in police shootings.

Charmaine Edwards said she’d have preferred a sentence of 25 to 30 years for her son’s killer.

“He actually can see life again after 15 years,” she said. “And that’s not enough because Jordan can’t see life again.”

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eric May 23, 2019 at 5:09 pm

not enough time

Rebecca Oliver June 24, 2019 at 9:21 pm


Dan May 23, 2019 at 5:26 pm

g15 years for a life and the sad thing is that the kid was 15, so he got only a year for each year that this kid lived, this is not justice , it is still a crime

kappaman May 23, 2019 at 6:04 pm

Racist ass dumb Pig Cop will be out in three.

Jeff Hutchinson May 23, 2019 at 10:40 pm

You’re probably right which is why he hasn’t shown any remorse of any kind.
Just another modern day lynching. What should also be implemented is that he’s on probation for life since he intentionally took a life (murder in the 1st degree. And that he’s not getting any funds from any organization for his family as his benefits should be forfeited towards the innocent victims family.

Gloria Winder May 25, 2019 at 8:40 am

For what reason do they think murder of a 15 year old is 15 years SERIOUSLY people, in this society we have to be strong, voice your opinion all over social media , voice it , violence isnt the way to get anywhere VOICE YOUR FEELINGS used what we have a VOICE , it’s so sad and I dont understand why they think we have no feelings we dont deserve respect WHY

Leroy Pena May 25, 2019 at 10:14 am

He is appealing that verdict. Will likely serve less than 5 years.😠

Ken May 25, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Any sentence 15 years are less qualifies for immediate appeal. “The devil and his games.”

Linda Martin May 25, 2019 at 4:49 pm

This is an injustice to to society as a whole, let alone it being another black life taken way too soon. I’m sick of hearing about this kind of behavior from a cop who takes an oath to protect and serve the people.

Cop209 May 25, 2019 at 11:27 pm

She’s right s guilty sentence on a hero in blue is rare. Our hero will be out in s couple years. Justice was served.

Petedenney May 27, 2019 at 1:14 am

To the racist cops that call him a hero I hope you all die a slow and pain full death

James H Wallace May 26, 2019 at 10:41 am

Not enough time. He probably won’t stay even close to that time.. Hope they are waiting for him behind those walls. Karma will get him or his Family.

Anna Mae Bullock May 27, 2019 at 7:41 am

He won’t live to see 2 years in prison! Trust me.. They are waiting for his A..He’s going down, so the other racist cops who call him a hero.. Betta say goodbye to your hero before he goes to jail…

Clark May 28, 2019 at 11:32 am

I hope they get his ass in the pin.. damn shame

Frer Levanjil May 31, 2019 at 3:26 am

Wow so if the victim was 15 months old, the killer would of gotten 15months lock up? I’m just confused 😕


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