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REPRESENTATIVE ERIC JOHNSON’S STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF JORDAN EDWARDS.

Austin, TX – Saturday night, unarmed 15-year-old, Jordan Edwards was killed after a Balch Springs officer fired into his vehicle. Representative Eric Johnson has released the following statement in response to the incident:

“Devastating does not adequately describe this tragedy. My prayers are with the Edwards family. As a father, I cannot begin to imagine the pain they are experiencing. As the father of a black son, I share the anxiety that many black parents feel when we hear about situations like this.

I would encourage the Balch Springs Police Department to continue to display the transparency and accountability this sensitive situation demands, including reporting the details of this terrible incident to the Texas Attorney General as state law requires.”

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