Police Found No Alcohol Or Drugs at Party Where Cop Shot Jordan Edwards

No teenagers were drinking or using drugs at an April 29 party broken up by Balch Springs police, despite a 911 call that ultimately led to a deadly confrontation between an officer and 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.This week’s revelation by a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity and an attorney for the boy’s family accompanied the results of Jordan’s autopsy, which they say shows the teen had no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he died.Roy Oliver, the officer who shot Jordan, was later fired and arrested on a murder charge. Oliver is white, and Jordan was black.Lee Merritt, the family’s attorney, said Jordan’s parents insisted that he and his brothers leave if there was alcohol at the party.“That was a condition of them attending the party,” the attorney said. “If they saw anyone drinking, they had to leave.”  Continue reading...

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