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Jordan Edwards Shooting: 15-Year-Old Leaving Party Shot By Cops

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A Texas police department has changed a key detail in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, amid mounting calls for the officer to be arrested.
Jordan Edwards, 15, died after an officer fired a rifle into a car that was driving away from a house party in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs.
Police initially said the car reversed “aggressively” towards the officer, but footage discredits that claim.
Police Chief Jonathan Haber said he “misspoke”.
The officer, who has not been identified, has been with the Balch Spring Police Department for six years.
He fired into a car full of teenagers as they left a party on Saturday night, Chief Haber said after reviewing the body-cam video.
The car was actually driving forward – away from police – and not reversing toward them when the shots were fired, he explained.
“I was unintentionally incorrect yesterday when I said that the victim’s vehicle was backing down the road,” Mr Haber said on Monday.
“In fact, according to the video that I viewed, the vehicle was moving forward as the officers approached.”
The officer’s behaviour “did not meet our core values”, the police chief said, adding that he has been placed on administrative leave.
Jordan, who was in the front passenger seat, died after being shot in the back of the head.
His 16-year-old brother and three friends were detained at the scene and taken to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, where they were interviewed as witnesses.
Jordan’s cause of death has been ruled a homicide, however, that does not necessarily mean charges will be filed against the officer.

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