The Latest: Prosecutor promises aggressive trial for officer

The Latest on a white former Texas police officer indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of a black teenager (all times local):

4:50 p.m.

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson says she is committed to thoroughly prosecuting the case against former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver.

Oliver, who is white, was indicted Monday on a murder charge and four charges of aggravated assault by a public servant for the April shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, who was black. Edwards’ parents stood beside Johnson as she addressed the media Monday.

Johnson touted the speed with which Oliver was charged and arrested. An arrest warrant was issued for Oliver less than a week after Edwards was shot. The indictment comes just short of three months after the shooting.

Edwards’ father, Odell Edwards, said after the indictment announcement that he was cautiously optimistic.

Oliver fired his rifle into the car Edwards was riding in. Edwards was leaving a party and was inside the vehicle with four other teens.


3 p.m.

An attorney for the family of a black…

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