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The family of the black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer while riding in a vehicle leaving a party wants criminal charges filed against the officer, who was sacked for violating department policies during the shooting.

Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said at a Tuesday news conference that Oliver had violated the department policy, though he did not explain which policies he was referring to or how Oliver violated them.

Meanwhile, the Dallas suburb is still reeling over the death of Edwards, 15, a high school freshman who was with his brothers and leaving an event where police were responding to gunshots they heard while investigating a call.

The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. Saturday evening, after officers got a call concerning intoxicated teenagers and arrived to find a house party. On Sunday, Haber told reporters that a vehicle began reversing toward officers in "an aggressive manner", and in defense, an officer armed with a rifle shot into the auto, hitting Edwards, who was sitting in the front seat. They want Oliver arrested on a murder charge, and they hope other officers involved in the case will be held accountable. "Their young lives will be forever altered". Haber went on to say that the actions he saw taken by the officer did not meet the department's core values. Edwards' parents are asking for the officer to be arrested and charged, according to their attorney Lee Merritt.

An attorney for Jordan's family, Lee Merritt told NBC News that Jordan's older brother, who was in the vehicle, was handcuffed and held overnight.

After Balch Springs officers showed up to break up the party, the teens scattered, including Edwards and a few of his friends, who piled into a auto driven by his older brother.

"I was unintentionally incorrect yesterday when I said that the victim's vehicle was backing down the road", Mr Haber said on Monday.

The Edwards family's attorneys claim witnesses said Jordan and the four people with him made a decision to leave the party as it started to become unruly, with the sounds of gunfire and police arriving.

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The Dallas County Sheriff's Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting in tandem with the Public Integrity Unit from the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. The Dallas County Medical Examiner later confirmed Edwards died from a rifle shot to the head.

"The past 67 hours have been challenging for all us", Haber said. He also said Oliver, a six-year veteran of the department, can appeal the termination.

The vehicle was actually driving forward - away from police - and not reversing toward them when the shots were fired, he explained.

"We support our officers and our chief", Cluse said in an interview. A copy of the 2016 version, obtained by the Post, specifically instructs officers to move out of the way of an oncoming vehicle when possible, rather than opening fire.

Attorneys for the Edwards family have issued statements discouraging protests or rallies in their son's name.

"The spotlight's on them and it shouldn't be just on the police officers", said the Rev. Ronald Wright.

The incident is being investigated by the Dallas County Sherrif's Office and charges against Oliver may or may not be forthcoming.

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