Balch Springs Chief Had ‘a Heavy Heart' When He Fired Cop Who Killed Teen Jordan Edwards

In the days after Balch Springs Officer Roy Oliver shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, the city's police chief struggled with the decision to fire the cop he considered a friend.Chief Jonathan Haber, whose own actions after the killing were criticized, wrote to his staff in a memo obtained by The Dallas Morning News: "Today, I am about to make the most difficult decision of my professional career. "Officer Oliver has been a friend, a co-worker, and fellow veteran; so it is with a heavy heart that I have to indefinitely suspend him and terminate his employment with the city," he wrote three days after Jordan's death.  Continue reading...

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