Parents: Texas Cop Who Killed Teen Is Iraq Vet With PTSD
The family of a Dallas police officer accused of shooting dead an unarmed teenager claim he is the ‘perfect father figure’ who may have been suffering from PTSD when he opened fire.
Honor student Jordan Edwards, 15, was shot in the head when US Army veteran Roy Oliver took aim at a moving car full of teenagers in the aftermath of a Saturday night party.
The Balch Springs (TX) Police Department initially claimed the vehicle was reversing towards officers in an ‘aggressive manner’ until body camera footage revealed the the vehicle was driving away when Oliver began shooting with his rifle.
The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office is deciding whether to bring charges against the Iraq veteran who was fired this week amid a national outcry and calls for him to be arrested for the high school freshman’s murder.
Oliver’s family, however, have spoken out in his defense, suggesting the divorced father to a baby boy and girl, both aged one, would never recklessly endanger the life of kids.