Police had initially said the vehicle reversed "aggressively" towards the officer, but footage discredited the claim, showing the auto driving forward, away from him.
"We have some great police officers", she said. The district attorney said the indictment wasn't a political statement.
The Dallas Morning News reports that former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver faces a murder charge for killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards this past April 29 when he fired his gun at a auto full of teenagers who were leaving a party.
Oliver was sacked in May for violating department policies after police department officials reviewed body camera footage of the incident, which showed Oliver shooting his rifle into a moving vehicle that was traveling away from him and another officer.
A Dallas County, Texas, grand jury has decided that the police officer who fired a rifle at a vehicle full of teenagers in April, fatally wounding one of them, will face murder charges. In late June, three police brutality trials concluded without a conviction for the officers involved. Hopefully, it is a message we're sending to bad police officers.
"I have a personal guarantee to Jordan, his family, this community that we will prosecute this case vigorously", Johnson told reporters.
Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson stands with Jordan Edwards' parents
Haber later said the body camera footage showed the auto was driving forward - away from the officers, not reversing towards them. The Dallas County Sheriff's Department officially charged Oliver with murder shortly after the shooting.
Cindy Stormer, who was previously listed as Oliver's attorney, could not be reached on Monday.
Oliver was indicted last month on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public servant in an unrelated incident, where he is accused of displaying a gun during a traffic accident.
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Oliver faces up to life in prison.