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A Texas judge on dismissed four aggravated assault charges against Roy Oliver, a former police officer serving a prison sentence for the murder of Jordan Edwards.

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DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury gave a white former police officer too lenient of […]

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A Texas jury has decided that former Balch Springs, Texas officer Roy Oliver will spend the next 15 years of his life in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

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The family of Jordan Edwards says the 15-year sentence handed down to the police officer who murdered their son is too lenient.

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Former police officer, Roy Oliver has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards late Wednesday evening when a Dallas County jury also fined the 38-year old $10,000.

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Andrew Gillum is one step closer to making history! The mayor of Tallahassee beat out four other candidates and is on his way to possibly becoming the first Black governor of the state. In the general election–he’ll go against republican nominee Ron DeSantis— who has full support from our President Donald Trump. Trump wasted no […]

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DALLAS (AP) — More testimony is expected Wednesday during the sentencing of a former police […]

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Jurors are deciding the fate of former Texas police officer Roy Oliver who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting unarmed teenager Jordan Edwards.

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Ex-police officer, Roy Oliver, has been found guilty of murder, in the shooting death of 15-year-old, Jordan Edwards.   Oliver shot into a car of teenagers as they drove away from a house party– a police visit which all started with a 911 call about drunk underage kids. Jordan Edwards, who was sitting in the car, […]

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DALLAS (AP) — A white former police officer was convicted of murder on Tuesday for […]

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After two days of deliberations, jurors found Roy Oliver, the ex-Balch Springs, Texas cop who shot and killed Jordan Edwards, an unarmed 15-year-old boy, guilty of murder on Tuesday afternoon.

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TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation, or share your own story, using the hashtag #BlackonBlue. A Dallas County jury has found ex-Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver guilty of murder in the shooting […]

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“Please help us. He’s dead. Please don’t shoot me,” Vidal Allen, the stepbrother of Jordan Edwards can be heard tearfully shouting to a police officer. In the car with Allen and three other teens was the lifeless body of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, who had just been killed by former Balch Springs, Tex., officer Roy Oliver, who fired as […]

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DALLAS (AP) — Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman […]

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DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas police officer accused of killing a black teenager was […]

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Today we lost an icon in the music industry. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed away at 76 due to pancreatic cancer. She spent her last moments surrounded by friends and family in Detroit. Franklin got her start in the church with songs like “Respect,” which became an anthem for the civil rights […]

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DALLAS (AP) — A white former Texas police officer has been indicted on a murder […]

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Roy Oliver, the fired Balch Springs police officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, has been indicted by a grand jury for murder on Monday. On April 29, Oliver fired into a car containing Edwards and his friends, including his brother, when the car was leaving a party. Originally, Police Chief Jonathan Haber claimed that […]

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According to a new report, there were no drugs or alcohol found at the party were 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was shot and killed by Dallas police.

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Kobe Bryant has obviously been following the story of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, who was shot and killed while sitting in a car that was leaving a party last month. Bryant saw that Jordan’s brother, Kevon Edwards, who had been in the car when Jordan was killed, had just celebrated his 17th birthday, so he reached […]

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Actress Zoë Kravitz may seem like she’s always been confident about who she is, but […]

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Steve Eagar laid down the law to viewers after callers berated Jordan Edwards' parents after the 15-year-old's death, questioning the teen's behavior.

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Former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, who was fired after fatally shooting 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, is now being sued by Jordan's father.

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DALLAS (AP) — The family of a black 15-year-old shot and killed by a white […]

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DALLAS (AP) — A white Texas police officer who fired into a car of teenagers […]

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DALLAS (AP) — A white Texas police officer has been charged with murder in the […]

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A black teenager's killing by a white police officer outside a suburban Dallas house party has prompted concerns from some community leaders over whether the new district attorney will follow in the steps of prior administrations, which they have criticized as not being sufficiently transparent when investigating such shootings...

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If Jordan Edwards didn't receive a single good grade, he should still be alive.

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The Balch Springs Police Department chief announced that he had fired the officer who shot into a moving vehicle and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

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“Jordan was a loving child, with a humble and sharing spirit. The bond that he shared with his family, particularly his siblings, was indescribable,” the family said in a statement. “No one, let alone young children, should witness such horrific, unexplainable violence.” Officers left the house and saw a vehicle backing into the street, Gonzalez said. Officers yelled for the driver to stop, but the vehicle began pulling forward to drive away. Police opened fire and a single bullet struck and killed Edwards, who was riding in the passenger seat. Police initially said that the vehicle reversed “aggressively” at the...

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Jordan Edwards was 15 when he was shot and killed by police when leaving a party, and his brothers saw the shooting and had to watch him die.

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If you didn’t listen to Bronzeville, the podcast, you should. But if you’ve already knocked it out, check out this bonus interview with Tamron Hall, Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate. It’s a fun convo about a great show. Hey, guess what? Police officers change accounts all the time to make themselves look better. You know […]

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