White Cop Acquitted In Terence Crutcher's Fatal Shooting

Emotions were high at Morning Star Baptist church where the Crutcher family said they condemn the City leaders who call the verdict “justice.”

Emotions were high at Morning Star Baptist church where the Crutcher family said they condemn the City leaders who call the verdict “justice.”

Betty Shelby, the Tulsa police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man past year, was found not guilty Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter.

Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby said she fired her weapon in the September 16 shooting out of fear because she said Crutcher didn't obey her commands to lie on the ground and appeared to reach inside his auto for what she thought was a gun.

CNN reports, the verdict came hours after the jury was sent to deliberate Wednesday. "She's ready to get back to her life", she said. Prosecutors told jurors that Shelby overreacted, arguing that Crutcher had his hands in their air and wasn't combative.

The shooting, which was captured on video, went viral and stirred controversy nationally previous year. They must decide whether Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby went too far September 16 when she killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.

Lawyers for Shelby have said she believed that Crutcher may have been trying to reach through a partially open window for a weapon in the vehicle when she shot him.

It was Jordan's decision to release video of the Crutcher shooting, and in January he canceled the Tulsa police contract with real-time arrest show "Live PD", which critics say shows incidents of racial profiling and caters to viewers' worst fears and biases.

Thursday, Shelby's team said they're relieved the jury understood the shooting was justified when considering all the circumstances surrounding it. They chanted "no justice, no peace" and blocked traffic in an intersection during a peaceful demonstration, media reported. She denied race was a factor in the killing and insisted her actions were driven entirely by the behavior of the man she shot, Terence Crutcher, 40, after his auto was left blocking a road. There is a long history of hard race relations in this city; that history (as anyone hailing from Tulsa will admit) is basically as old as the city itself.

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"We are deeply disappointed that yet another police officer has eluded conviction for killing an unarmed African American", NAACP LDEF President Sherrilyn Ifill said in a statement Wednesday.

"I just ask that they do so in a peaceful manner", Fallin said.

The family of an unarmed black man killed by a white Oklahoma police officer has called on Tulsa city leadership to block the officer from returning to her job.

Shelby could spend between four years to life in prison if she's convicted.

Defense attorney McMurray argued that prosecutors rushed to charge Shelby for political reasons, fearing civil unrest like the angry street protests that erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott four days after Crutcher was killed. She testified that Crutcher put his hands on the SUV and moved to reach into the vehicle.

"I'm going to tell you right now, there was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect's vehicle". Betty Shelby was following him, with his hands up.

On Sept. 16, Shelby and another officer responded to calls of a stalled SUV in the middle of the street.

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