The fired Balch Springs police officer who fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards said in a federal court filing that he shot his rifle into a car because he was "in fear for himself and others." Roy Oliver has been charged with murder and four counts of of aggravated assault by a peace officer after firing the rifle as many as five times at a car full of teenagers as it drove away from officers. Tuesday court filing was in response to a civil suit by Jordan's parents.
Oliver and Gross were at the home after a 911 call about reports of drunken teenagers. But they arrived and found no alcohol or drugs in the home at the house. The officers were inside when they and party goers heard gunshots. Oliver and Gross ran outside. Oliver went to his patrol car for his rifle and Gross ran toward where he thought the shots came from. The shots everyone heard while inside the house, investigators later learned, came from the parking lot of a nearby nursing home.
Surveillance video clearly shows one Balch Springs maintenance worker threaten another with a tire iron outside a city convenience store. But two police officers — including one who is now the police chief — decided no crime occurred. The victim was arrested for making a false report. The police eventually dropped the false-report charge against Michael Cunningham, but only after they came to his family’s house in the middle of the night and took him to jail.
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