Roy Oliver Bio
Roy Oliver was born on 6 February 1984. He is a former police officer for the Balch Springs Police Department. He started working in the department in 2011 but was placed on administrative leave following the shooting of Jordan Edwards and later fired on 2 May 2017.
|Born||6 February 1984|
|Age||34 Years old as of 2018|
|Girlfriend||Oliver’s current girlfriend, had a boy, Tab, on 15 July 2018.|
|Ex-Wife||Amy Michelle, 40, gave birth to a girl named Alexa on July 3, 2015|
|Occupation||Former police officer for the Balch Springs Police Department|
|Came into Public Spotlight For||Shooting 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in the evening of 29 April 2017|
Roy Oliver Biography
Roy Oliver is a former police officer of Balch Springs Police Department who came into the public limelight for the shooting of 15 years old Jordan Edwards. He born on 6 February 1984. He started working in the police department in 2011 but was placed on administrative leave following the shooting of Jordan Edwards and later fired on 2 May 2017.
Roy Oliver Father, Mother
Oliver’s 70-year-old father, also called Roy Oliver, separated from his mother, Linda Oliver 64 years old, in 1998 and was convicted of two counts of indecency with a female child in 1991.
According to public records, he served eight years in prison and is a registered sex offender.
Roy Oliver Father Ex-Wife and Current Girfriend
Roy Oliver ex-wife Amy Michelle gave birth to his daughter Alexa on July 3 July 2015, and his son Tab was born 12 days later by his girlfriend.
Roy Oliver two Kids born 12 days apart by different motheres
Roy Oliver Firing
On May 2, 2017, Officer Oliver was fired from the Balch Springs Police Department for violating department policies.
The Shooting of Jordan Edwards
On the evening of April 29, 2017, a large party was taking place in Balch Springs, Texas. Police responded to the scene. When they arrived, gunfire went off, and a vehicle caught their attention. Oliver then shot his rifle at the car, shooting Jordan Edwards in the head. Edwards later died from his injuries.
Roy stated in a hearing that he fired on the car after seeing it move toward his partner, Officer Tyler Gross, and thinking the officer’s life was in danger. But Gross previously testified that he did not fear for his life and didn’t feel the need to fire his weapon.
Although it was first reported that the vehicle was “aggressively backing towards the police officer’s vehicle,” the body cam footage contradicted Oliver’s account. Correcting his original statement, the Chief of Police said that the vehicle was backing down moving forward as the officer approached. Oliver started working in the department in 2011. He was placed on administrative leave following the shooting of Jordan Edwards and later fired on 2 May 2017.
Roy Oliver Found Guilty for the Shooting of Jordan Edwards
On 28 August 2018, A Dallas County jury has found the ex-Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver guilty of murder in the death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, an African-American youth who was unarmed when Oliver shot him in April 2017.
It took the jury 12 hours to deliberate the verdict over a period of 2 days. The courtroom erupted in cries and cheers from Edwards’ family afterward as they clapped and hugged each other.
— Sebastian Robertson (@wfaasebastian) August 28, 2018