>> Fine of $10,000.>> Ex-Texas Police Officer Roy Oliver was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for fatally shooting unarmed black teenager, Jordan Edwards, in a Dallas suburb. The same jury convicted him of murder the day before and deliberated for 12 hours before deciding on his sentence.
It's a rare instance of an officer being found guilty of murder and the killing of an unarmed person. A lawyer for the Edward's family thanked the District Attorney's office.>> They had the courage to take on a bad police officer and because of that in itself is a victory.
>> In April 2017 Oliver was responding to reports of underage drinking at a house party in Balch Springs Southeast of Dallas, prosecutors say he fired five shots from a rifle into a car full of teens as it was driving away. Oliver's defense attorney said the vehicle was a threat to his partner and he'd reacted to save him by firing into the car.
Edward, a 15 year old stand out student athlete was struck in the head and later died.