Records Show Cop ‘Flipped Off’ Car Full of Teens After Killing Jordan Edwards

The fired Balch Springs police officer who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards “flipped off” the car containing Jordan’s body and four other teens, according to court records filed Thursday.

The records reveal a troubling pattern of behavior before and after Roy Oliver fired his rifle into a black Chevrolet Impala full of teenagers leaving a party April 29.

Oliver, 38, was a member of a group called “Caucasians in Effect” in middle school, court documents reveal. He carried a stun gun and a knife, “posted swastikas in public places and hated anyone who was not caucasian,” the record says.

Oliver is charged with murder in Jordan’s death, as well as four counts of aggravated assault by a public servant in the same shooting.

He also faces two counts of aggravated assault by a public servant for an unrelated road rage incident weeks before Jordan’s death.

Initially, Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said the Impala was aggressively reversing toward Oliver and Officer Tyler Gross.

Body camera footage contradicted that story. Oliver was fired and arrested on the murder charge in May.

He was indicted on the murder charge in July, which is rare for police shootings. After his indictment was announced, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said prosecuting Oliver is not a “political statement.”
“Hopefully, it is a message we are sending to the bad police officers: ‘If you do wrong, we will prosecute you,’ ” she said.

The court filing also reveals a psychological exam that Oliver took in 2011 while applying for another law enforcement job showed he had an “elevated score” on the “risk-taking index.”

“He may not care what others think of him or of his behavior,” the exam found. “He may feel so insensitive to threat that his judgment may be impaired in evaluating the risk of danger.”

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