The prosecutor's office investigating the death of the black teenager who was shot by a Dallas-area police officer had once filed a complaint over that officer's aggressive behavior, according to records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
"The warrant was issued due to evidence that suggested Mr. Oliver meant to cause serious bodily injury and commit an act clearly risky to human life that caused the death of an individual", said Melinda Urbina, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County Sheriff's Department.
(AP Photo/LM Otero). Dallas County Sheriff crime scene investigators use a metal detector at the intersection near where Jordan Edwards was killed by a police officer in Balch Springs, Texas, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
The shooting led to protests calling for Oliver to be charged.
Edwards was the only person killed when officers responded to a call at a party in the 12300 block of Baron Drive in Balch Springs Saturday night.
Jordan's funeral is scheduled for Saturday.
S. Lee Merritt updated us on the family of Jordan Edwards, informing us that the family has planned private services to remember their son.
A couple of hundred supporters stand holding lit candles as they listen to comments from speakers during a vigil for Jordan Edwards in Balch Springs, Texas, Thursday, May 4, 2017.
An arrest warrant for Roy Oliver was issued and signed by a Dallas County judge late Friday afternoon.
Oliver claimed he was investigating a call about underage drinking when Edwards and his brothers allegedly aggressively backed towards him in a vehicle.
Chief Jonathan Haber fired Oliver on Tuesday saying he "violated several department policies".
Oliver was also ordered to take training courses in anger management and courtroom demeanor and testimony.
Oliver joined the Balch Springs department in 2011 after being an officer with the Dalworthington Gardens Police Department for nearly a year.
Heath Harris, a former assistant district attorney, said he couldn't recall the drunken-driving case, but didn't think it'd weigh much on the current investigation.
Oliver has also served in the USA army, rising to the rank of sergeant while serving two tours in Iraq and earning various commendations.