Balch Springs' police chief rethinks his position on Jordan Edwards' shooting.
After the high-profile killing of a young Black man, Jordan Edwards, the police officials of Balch Springs, Texas announced that they terminated Roy Oliver, the officer who fired at a moving vehicle and fatally shot the 15-year-old.
Police Chief Jonathan Haber announced that he’s reversed his original opinion about the shooting. At first, Harber avoided mentioning that former Officer Roy Oliver, who was responding to a report of underage drinking at a party, fired at a vehicle after it reversed in an “aggressive manner”. Now the chief claims that Oliver fired his weapon while the vehicle was moving forward which was definitely against the rules.
According to a statement released by the lawyer of the Edwards’ family, were grateful for Oliver’s dismissal but they still want him arrested for murder.
As the number of deaths of Black people in the hands of police started to grow again, we’d recommend the most severe punishment possible, so that the case could serve as a preemptive strike to police brutality.