Ex-police officer, Roy Oliver, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting and killing an unarmed black teen in Texas last April. 

Roy Oliver

15-year-old Jordan Edwards was killed after Oliver, who is white, fired a rifle into the car Oliver testified during the trial that he opened fire after seeing the car move toward his partner. He says he thought his partner was in danger. But his partner told jurors he didn’t fear for his life and never felt the need to fire his weapon. Oliver’s lawyers say they intend to appeal against the verdict. Jordan’s family say the jail sentence is too lenient. “He can actually see life again after 15 years – and that’s not enough because Jordan can’t see life again,” his stepmother, Charmaine Edwards, said.

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