Officers Involved In The Death of Freddie Gray Charged In Administrative Action

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Freddie Gray

On April 12, 2015, Freddie Gray was taken into custody by Baltimore police officers Edward Nero and Garrett Miller.  Freddie sustained a spinal injury in a police van ride and died on April 19, 2015.  Officer Ceasar Goodson was driving the van.

WBALTV reports that Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White and Officer Caesar Goodson have been suspended, pending termination.  They were found to have failed to follow policies for seat-belting Freddie Gray.

Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero who took Freddie into custody, face five days suspension without pay.

Officer William Porter, whose trial resulted in a hung jury, faces no punishment.

On July 29, 2016, charges were dropped by prosecutors after a jury deadlocked on charges against Porter, and a judge acquitted Rice, Goodson and Nero.

The internal discipline review, conducted by the Montgomery and Howard county police departments, determined the officers broke department rules.

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Police Officer Roy Oliver Charged With Murder For Killing 15-Year Old Jordan Edwards

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Jordan Edwards

On April 29, 2017, 15-year old Jordan Edwards was leaving a party with two of his older brothers.  He was in the passenger seat of a vehicle when shot in the head by Balch Springs, Texas patrol officer Roy Oliver.

The Balch Springs Police Chief was quick coming forth with the officer’s side of the story.  It was reported that Officer Roy Oliver was called to investigate reports of underage drinking at a house party.  When they arrived, they heard what they believed were gunshots.  A car of teenagers leaving the party was driving toward the police in reverse in an “aggressive manner.”  Oliver opened fire, striking Jordan Edwards in the head.   Jordan died at a hospital.

Roy Oliver was placed on administrative duty while the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and the Dallas County District Attorney’ Office began investigating the shooting.  The Balch Springs Police Department began an…

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