Ex-cop Roy Oliver, who is white, was found guilty of murder of unarmed black teen Jordan Edwards in Balch Springs, TX, in April 2017.
Edwards was murdered as he left a house party with four other black teenagers in the Dallas suburb. He was sitting in the front passenger seat.
Oliver testified that he opened fire after the car moved towards his partner, Tyler Gross, who he feared was in danger. His partner, however, told jurors that he was not in fear of his life and did not feel a need to fire his weapon.
Prosecutors said Oliver fired into the vehicle after it passed Gross. They also said no guns were found in the teenagers’ vehicle.
Reaction on Twitter:
It's not lost on me that Jordan Edwards received justice on the anniversary of Emmett Till's murder. Trying to process this.
— T'ChAngie Thomas (@angiecthomas) August 28, 2018
— Me (@iam_Jaxon) August 28, 2018
We got a guilty verdict, y'all!
Disappointing that something so obvious even warrants celebration (still waiting on the sentencing phase to see if it's all just a cruel joke) but we deserve this win. Jordan Edwards' murderer has been found guilty! #JordanEdwards
— Constance SHERESE (@writerchiclady) August 28, 2018
Racism will not win
May you find rebirth Jordan Edwards
And may the soul of Roy Oliver be consumed by the darkest demons https://t.co/MXYWZMGSte
— Politically Incorrect AntiChrist (@AntiChristtalks) August 28, 2018