Parents of Slain Teen Jordan Edwards Speak
The parents of a black teenage boy killed in a police-involved shooting in Texas want the officer to be held accountable.
Former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver is accused of shooting and killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in April as the teenager left a party. Oliver is charged with murder.
The Justice Department has also launched an investigation. The Edwards family spoke to CBS News’ Omar Villafranca in their first TV interview.
Charmaine and Odell Edwards say Jordan was an honor student who loved football and had a bright future.
It has been nearly three weeks since her son was killed and Charmaine still has not gone to church, because she’d have to drive past the scene of his fatal shooting.
“I go in his room and I’m waiting on him to walk through the door like to have my last – for him to say ‘bye, I’m gone.’ It’s like – it’s never gonna happen,” Charmaine said. For Charmaine and Odell Edwards, the death of their 15-year-old-son Jordan does not seem real. “All I have is pictures now. Throughout the house and on my phone,” Odell said. “Every day, I look at the pictures and I just wish I could see him.”
Source: CBS News