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Jordan Edwards' Mother Speaks Out During Memorial Gathering

The group Mother’s Against Police Brutality united for a wreath-laying ceremony on the steps of the Frank Crowley Courts Building

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    On Saturday afternoon, the group Mother's Against Police Brutality gathered on the steps of the Frank Crowley Courts Building in downtown Dallas for a wreath-laying ceremony. (Published Saturday, May 13, 2017)

    Mourning mothers gathered on Saturday in downtown Dallas, a day before Mother's Day, to honor their late children who were killed by police officers.

    The group Mother’s Against Police Brutality united for a wreath-laying ceremony on the steps of the Frank Crowley Courts Building.

    Charmaine Edwards, the mother of Jordan Edwards, was among those participating. Her 15-year-old son was shot and killed by Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver on April 29. 

    "I was Jordan’s mother and still am Jordan’s mother," she said to the crowd. "He was 15 when he was killed by the Balch Springs Police Department. His favorite color was red and he loves football and we are all fighting for justice.”

    Oliver was fired from the force days after the shooting. He was then arrested and charged with murder.

    He has since been released on bond.

    The Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting.