Police Officer Charged With Murder Of Jordan Edwards Has Been Released On Bond

He was released Friday after posting a $300,000 bond, according to Reuters.

May 06, 2017

The former police officer who was charged Friday with the murder of 15-year-old black teenager Jordan Edwards has been released on bond, according to a report from Reuters on Saturday.


The 37-year-old officer, Roy Oliver, was reportedly held on a $300,000 bond Dallas County Sheriff Department's spokeswoman Melinda Urbina told Reuters in a text message.

After being fired by the Bach Springs Police Department on Wednesday, Oliver turned himself in to authorities on Friday and was subsequently charged with the murder of Edwards. Reuters reports that he was released on bond the same day.

The incident in question took place on April 29, when Oliver and another officer received reports of a house party with drunk underage teenagers in attendance. Both Oliver and Edwards' friends reported hearing gunshots sometime during that evening. Edwards was attempting to leave the party with his friends in a car when the officers confronted them and broke the rear passenger window with a rifle. Oliver fired several shots into the car with the rifle, one of which struck Edwards in the head, killing him.

The shooting sparked national outrage that led to Oliver's dismissal Wednesday. Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber, who initially defended Oliver, reviewed the camera footage and said "[The shooting] did not meet our core values."

The funeral for Jordan Edwards will be held Sunday according to the family's attorney, and will not be open to public. The family has also asked supporters to avoid holding protests or vigils until after the funeral.

Read the full report via Reuters.

Police Officer Charged With Murder Of Jordan Edwards Has Been Released On Bond