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A rare guilty verdict for a fatal police shooting

Clip: 08/30/2018 | 8m 54s Video has closed captioning.

A Texas jury this week convicted former officer Roy Oliver for murdering 15-year-old Jordan Edwards and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. That outcome was very different from most high-profile police shootings; it's extremely rare for on-duty officers to be tried, let alone convicted. Yamiche Alcindor talks to activist Brittany Packnett and Philip Stinson of Bowling Green State University.

Aired: 08/30/18

Rating: NR

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