Jordan Edwards’ Family Sues Roy Oliver For Wrongful Death
The family of Jordan Edwards has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the ex-cop, who fatally shot the teen and the police department who failed to wrangle the “short fused” officer.
Roy Oliver fired a rifle into a car filled with teens leaving a party and fatally struck 15-year-old Jordan in the head.
Oliver initially lied about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but changed his story when the evidence didn’t support his claims.
Via NY Daily News:
The wrongful death suit filed Friday on behalf of Jordan’s father, Odell Edwards, accuses the Balch Springs Police Department of failing to supervise and properly discipline the 37-year-old cop for multiple instances where he displayed brash behavior.
On April 16, about two weeks before Jordan’s death, Oliver pulled a gun on a woman who rear-ended him while off-duty in southwest Dallas, according to documents filed in the Northern District of Texas.
The driver, Monique Arredondo, not realizing Oliver was a cop, asked him to put his gun away, which only ignited his ire.
“Defendant Oliver refused, began to yell, became very upset, and never identified himself as an officer,” documents state.
Arredondo called police “because as far as she knew a man was holding her at gunpoint.”
He was reprimanded in January for being “disrespectful to a civilian on a call” but his bosses dismissed it as an isolated incident and urged him to be “mindful of his leadership role in the department,” according to personnel records, cited in the federal case.
Oliver’s aggressive behavior earned him a mere 16-hour suspension in December 2013.
Unfortunately, there are more incidents that prove Roy Oliver isn’t fit to protect and serve.
Now, he’s facing murder charges after cutting Jordan Edwards’ life short.