A Judge Has Signed A Warrant To Charge Former Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver With The Murder Of The 15-Year-Old Boy He Shot And Killed.
The Dallas Morning News reports that a judge signed on Friday afternoon a murder warrant for the arrest of Roy Oliver.
On Tuesday evening, after acknowledging that it had shared false information in its initial statements about the case, the Balch Springs Police Department identified the 37-year-old Oliver as the officer who fired a rifle into a car filled with teenagers on Saturday night, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. The department also announced that it had fired Oliver from the force.
In the days since that reveal, news about past instances in which Oliver has been disciplined for inappropriate conduct have come to light. In 2013, he was briefly suspended by BSPD following a testimony he gave in a drunk-driving court case in which he used obscene language and cursed while on the witness stand. Earlier this year, he was also reprimanded by his superiors for being “disrespectful to a civilian on a call,” although that incident was determined by his bosses to be an isolated one.
At the time of this writing, Oliver has not yet been formally arrested.