May 17, 2022

Debut (04/20/22) – Magazine D

Roy Oliver can indeed be sued by the family of Jordan Edwards. Oliver was the discharged Balch Springs officer who fired his rifle at a car leaving a party. Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old student at Mesquite High School, was killed. Oliver was convicted the following year and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Edwards’ family sued him, which Oliver appealed believing he was entitled to qualified immunity. It made its way to the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that Edwards’ family could indeed sue the officer. It doesn’t look like it will set any sort of precedent, though.

Three-alarm fire in northwest Dallas. the fire broke out around 10 p.m. at Forest Hill Apartments, which are just north of 635 on Forest Lane. No injuries were reported, but 24 units are now uninhabitable, according to the Red Cross.

Southern Gateway Park hits 75% fundraising milestone. The park bridge over Interstate 35 near the Dallas Zoo is progressing well. Officials announced yesterday that they had reached 75% of their $82 million goal, which will pay for the first phase of development. The 5.5 acre park will be completed in two phases. Mayor Eric Johnson touted the project as an economic generator for this part of Oak Cliff. The second phase will cost $90 million and will reach the zoo.

Dallas is back in the office. Dallas office buildings are just over half full after the pandemic, good enough for the third highest in the country. Austin and Houston are above us, but the average of the other top 10 metros is about 10 percentage points below Dallas’ occupancy rate of 51.2%.

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Matt Goodman is the Online Editorial Director of Magazine D. He wrote about a surgeon who killed, a man who…