CRIME

Jordan Edwards Killing: Activists demand murder charge for ex-cop in shooting death of black teenager

The Dallas County District Attorney's office is being inundated with calls from across the nation demanding a fired Balch Springs police officer be arrested for murder.

The calls have been generated by social media posts encouraging people to express their outrage. That same outrage was expressed by social activists who met on Wednesday with the district attorney.

Former Officer Roy Oliver shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, a Mesquite High School freshman, as he was leaving a party Saturday night.

Oliver claimed he was investigating a call about underage drinking when Edwards and his brothers aggressively backed towards him in a car. But his body camera footage told a different story.

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Members of the Next Generation Action Network met with Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson Wednesday to talk about the case.

“We're not gonna settle for manslaughter,” said Pastor Frederick Haynes with Friendship West Baptist Church. “We're not gonna settle for anything less than a charge of murder in this case. This is a defining moment. Dallas has an opportunity now to step up and say it’s about justice for all and not just for a few.”

Johnson reportedly told the group to trust that she would do the right thing in the case. She says Jordan Edwards’ death has been investigated by her staff since the night it happened.

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