Texas officer in murder case faces unrelated assault charges

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Posted: Jun 23, 2017 6:16 PM
Texas officer in murder case faces unrelated assault charges

DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teenager has been indicted on two unrelated charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public servant.

Former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver was booked Friday into the Parker County jail, west of Fort Worth, on two counts of aggravated assault related to a traffic accident while he was off-duty. He later posted bail and was released.

Dallas police say Oliver drew his sidearm and pointed it at the ground after he was rear-ended in April.

The 37-year-old Oliver was fired in May and charged with murder after he shot into a moving car leaving a party, striking and killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

A message left with Oliver's attorney was not immediately returned.