Cop sentenced to 15 years in killing Black teen does not prove body cameras are working
Black Youth Project
August 31, 2018

“Former Dallas Police Department officer Roy Oliver has been found guilty of murdering Black teen Jordan Edwards due to evidence from film.  Body camera footage helped to put Oliver away, but unfortunately, in too many cases, they simply don’t do much to prove guilt or innocence.  Roy Oliver will be one of the very few police officers to serve any time for killing a Black person while wearing his uniform. However, it is expected that Oliver will appeal his sentence of 15 years and $10,000 fine.”

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