The story of the police shooting og Jordan Edwards has all the signs of trouble for a local police department in Texas:
- The story as originally told completely changed 24 hours later
- The police officer who shot and killed Edwards has been fired.
- There is body camera footage the police chief says he has seen but it hasn’t been released publicly and there would appear to be no plan to.
A member of the police department in Balch Springs, Texas Jordan Edwards as a car he was in the passenger seat in was said to be moving away from the scene of a house party. Edwards, 15, was reportedly shot with a AR-15 rifle. The shooting took place on the night of Saturday, April 29.
“The officer, Roy Oliver, “violated several departmental policies,” police told reporters without offering details because the officer has a right to appeal,” read a report in CNN on May 2.
It’s likely that the Edwards case will become a national story. The family has asked that protests be held off until after Edwards’ funeral.