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Texas Police Officer Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Fatally Shooting Black Teenager

HeadlineAug 30, 2018

Texas police officer Roy Oliver has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally shooting unarmed 15-year-old African-American student Jordan Edwards last year in Balch Springs. Police body cam video shows Oliver, who is white, fired his assault rifle into a car carrying five black teenagers. One of the car’s passengers says the officer never even ordered the boys to stop driving before opening fire.

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