Police have killed almost 200 people in moving vehicles since '15

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An internal review found Balch Springs Officer Roy Oliver shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards while he was sitting in the front seat of a vehicle driven by his brother on Saturday.

Edwards, a high school freshman, was leaving the party with his two brothers and two other teenagers Saturday night.

"It has been determined that Roy Oliver, who was the second officer on the scene, violated several departmental policies", Gonzalez said.

According to NBC News, police say that Oliver "violated several departmental policies", and that those specific policies can not be discussed as there is potential for him to repeal the termination. Haber made the decision to fire the six-year veteran after his department's internal investigation concluded that Oliver violated multiple policies, though he refused to go into detail, The Dallas Morning News reported. Haber previously said the department was getting threats on social media in response to the shooting.

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.

Since learning that the now-fired officer Roy Oliver's initial report did not match the footage of the body cameras that he and another officer were wearing at the time of the incident, there has been a call for the Dallas County District Attorney's office to file charges against Oliver.


Edwards' family has called for Oliver to be charged with murder for the shooting, which was witnessed by two of the teen's brothers. Video showed the auto was backing away and Oliver shot into the vehicle, hitting Edwards. At the same time, the family of the victim, Jordan Edwards, is calling for criminal charges against in a case that has added to what seems like a grim fraternity of Black males killed at the hands of police. "The officers who extended this nightmare for those children ought to be properly reprimanded". His funeral is scheduled for Saturday, a week after his death.

In the official report officers at the scene had said shots were fired after they repeatedly ordered a auto backing down a driveway to stop. "In a rush to get the information out, to be transparent", he said.

The brother who was driving pulled over and tried to motion to police for help, she said.

"Our family is working hard to deal with both the loss of our beloved Jordan and the lingering trauma it has caused our boys", it said.

"I would encourage the Balch Springs Police Department to continue to display the transparency and accountability this sensitive situation demands, including reporting the details of this bad incident to the Texas Attorney General as state law requires". "Their young lives will be forever altered".

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