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Texas officer in murder case may face new assault charges

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas police officer charged with murder in May in the fatal shooting of a black teenager may be facing two aggravated assault charges in an unrelated incident.

Court records appeared in the Dallas County online court system Thursday listing charges of aggravated assault by a public servant against former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, but it was unclear from those records whether a grand jury has considered them.

A spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney says the office is not allowed to discuss ongoing investigations.

Oliver was off duty when he drew his gun and pointed it at the ground after his car was struck in April. Dallas police did not file charges.

In the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards who was leaving a party, Oliver was fired and charged with murder.

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This story corrects the status of the potential charges. It is not clear from court documents if a grand jury has considered them.

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