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Police officers are almost never convicted of murder. Body cameras may have made the difference in this Texas case.

After more than 13 hours of deliberation, jurors convicted former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, 15-year-old black teenager.

Body camera footage and its analysis has been crucial in the murder trial of Roy Oliver, a former police officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.
Jordan Edwards, who was fatally shot by Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver in 2017.

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