Why Murder Charges — And Convictions — In Police Shootings Like Balch Springs Are Rare

By one estimate, 93 police officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter as the result of an on-duty shooting.

By Christopher ConnellyAugust 21, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From KERA:

The trial of former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver continues this week in Dallas.

He’s facing murder charges for shooting into a car full of teenagers leaving a party in April 2017 and killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. It’s one of several controversial police shootings of black men, teenagers and boys that have grabbed national headlines.

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