Skip to comments.Balch Springs officer terminated after shooting and killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards
Posted on 05/02/2017 6:35:05 PM PDT by BackRoads775
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You are correct. All of that was clear in the NYT piece posted here last night.
The cop that did the shooting was not forthcoming with the truth and looks like he could be in big trouble in Dallas County.
From all indications, it’s a bad shoot, a very bad shoot and we have a 15 year old dead kid and devastated families.
As far as I am concerned, the Texas state AG should be in the loop on this. But I don't think the Tarrant County DA is going to drop the ball on this.
There was video of this that the police chief reviewed before he fired the police officer.
A Grand Jury will be more likely to indict now that he is a former police officer (in my opinion).
Agreed. I also worry about being that terrible a shot with a rifle. How does a rifle shot miss the driver and hit a front seat passenger at a distance so close that the vehicle was a danger to either yourself or another cop? You don't take the shot if you are in whatever condition/position the shooter was in that resulted in that bad a miss at close range. Something does not seem to add up, to put it mildly.
This is bad news for justice. A grand jury is essentially a prosecutor's rubber stamp. If the prosecutor wants to charge someone the prosecutor shows the grand jury the evidence for that. If they want to get someone off, then the evidence is selectively presented. Grand Jury is how many cowboy cops have gotten a pass for killing someone under circumstances that would have landed an ordinary
citizen peasant in jail.
That does not excuse his actions, but maybe he has some sort of trauma that needs to be treated with those tours.
I believe he also served additional time with the US Army.
Maybe if he is tried for this that his service for his country will be taken into account.
But he should not have been serving as a police officer if he was not fit for duty...
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