White ex-Texas cop gets 15 years in black teenager’s death

  • Fired Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, who was convicted for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, sits during the sentencing phase at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Oliver is a good man and a devoted father, his mother testified Wednesday as she urged jurors to impose a lenient prison sentence. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

DALLAS (AP) — A white former police officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night, after being convicted of murdering an unarmed 15-year-old boy when he fired into a car packed with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas.