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A white former police officer in suburban Dallas was convicted of murder Tuesday for the April 2017 shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he left a house party.
Roy Oliver was fired from the Balch Springs Police Department days after the shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Edwards was in the front passenger seat of a moving car carrying five black teens when Oliver opened fire.
The article goes on to state the following:
The shooting launched the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs into a national conversation on issues of law enforcement and race. Experts said ahead of the trial that securing convictions against an officer was challenging, in part because criminal culpability in on-duty shootings is subjective and jurors are more inclined to believe police testimony.
The shooting came after Oliver and his partner, Tyler Gross, had broken up the house party following a report of underage drinking.
— Sebastian Robertson (@wfaasebastian) August 28, 2018
#BREAKING – Jury Finds ex-Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver guilty of murder #RoyOliverTrial
Here’s Jordan Edwards’ father reacting to the verdict:https://t.co/SAHw5jUtPf pic.twitter.com/tnm4xJUu2Q
— Maria Guerrero (@Maria_NBC5) August 28, 2018
An answer to our prayers.
Officer Roy Oliver has been found GUILTY of the murder of 15 year old #JordanEdwards.
A bittersweet moment for his family and for all of us who’ve fought non-stop for justice.
We’d all rather Jordan be alive, but this was so important.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) August 28, 2018
— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) August 28, 2018
A white Texas cop was found guilty of murdering a black teenager. Hard to overstate what a big deal this is. Follow @NicholeManna for the latest post-verdict, and scroll through her Twitter feed for a blow-by-blow of the trial: https://t.co/UAGKGyz8WJ https://t.co/NXNF2Xt5jS
— Sarah Smith (@sarahesmith23) August 28, 2018
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