BALCH SPRINGS, TX — The Balch Springs PD officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards has been fired.
“After reviewing the findings, I have made the decision to terminate Roy Oliver,” Police Chief Jonathan Haber said Tuesday. Haber went on to say Roy Oliver, who was hired in 2011, “violated several departmental policies,” without offering details.
He has 10 days to appeal his termination.
The announcement comes just days after Oliver fired a rifle into a car full of unarmed teens leaving a party. Jordan was shot in the head. And we’ve now learned, Jordan’s two brothers were also in that car.
While their parents are “grateful” for the firing, in a statement they said they now want Oliver arrested.
“We anxiously await this officer’s… arrest for the crime of murder. Our family is working hard to deal with both the loss of our beloved Jordan and the lingering trauma it has caused our boys.”
Chief Haber originally said the car Jordan and his brothers were riding in aggressively backed up toward officers. He’s since changed his story.
“In fact, according to the video that I viewed, the vehicle was forward as the officers approached,” Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said Monday during a press conference. “I misspoke. I take responsibility for that.”
A protest is planned for Wednesday at the Balch Springs Police Department, but Jordan’s family is asking the public not to march or protest as they plan for his funeral.