Tulsa DA Charges Cop Who Killed Terence Crutcher with First-Degree Manslaughter


Tulsa County’s district attorney announced Thursday that charges have been filed against Betty Shelby, the police officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher last Friday afternoon. Steve Kunzweiler said in a press conference that the county will charge Shelby with first-degree manslaughter for the 40-year-old unarmed black man’s death. Dashcam and helicopter footage showed Crutcher with his hands up in the air before Shelby fired at him, but the officer claimed that he was non-compliant, that she felt “threatened” by him, and that she suspected him of being high on PCP.


SOURCE: The Daily Beast Cheat Sheet