Roy Oliver. Oliver, a Texas police officer, faces a murder charge in the shooting of a teenager. Oliver fired a rifle at a car full of teenagers leaving a party April 29, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. (Parker County Sheriff's/AP)

Why The Murder Charge Against The Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Is Rare

The former police officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards has been indicted on a murder charge, a rare occurrence in a state and nation where criminal charges against an officer are almost nonexistent.

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