>> Number of teens in the area, so any officer.>> The father of an unarmed African-American teen shot dead by a Dallas area police officer, now suing that officer and the city of Balch Springs, Texas. Court records show Odell Edwards is seeking undisclosed damages in the Federal District Court in Dallas from former officer Roy Oliver for the fatal shooting of his 15-year-old son, Jordan Edwards, who was a passenger in a car with his two brothers.
Oliver turned himself in Friday and was charged with murder for Edward's death. He is out on bond. The lawsuit also accuses the city of failing to properly train Oliver, and say it's a history of abusive behavior by Balch Springs police. The brothers were also handcuffed at the scene and subjected to racist comments as they sat alongside their dying brother.
They were not charged with any wrongdoing. The lawsuit comes after hundreds attended a funeral for Edwards on Saturday, just one week after the deadly shooting. Edwards was remembered as a good student athlete by friends and family. The Edwards family asked that protests in the name of their son be put on hold to allow them to mourn his death.