Former US policeman jailed for 15 years for black teen’s murder

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A white former  Texas  policeman was jailed on Wednesday for 15 years over the deadly shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a Dallas suburb last year that fueled a national debate over possible racial bias in US policing.

The same jury that convicted Roy Oliver, 38, of murder on Tuesday in the death of Jordan Edwards, 15, deliberated for several hours before deciding his prison sentence.

Oliver’s conviction was a rare instance in which an officer was found guilty of murdering an unarmed person.

“This case is greater than...


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Former US policeman jailed for 15 years for black teen’s murder


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