This man had his hands up as demonstrated in the video aired on the nightly news yet the police said he didn’t raise his hands when commanded to do so. Further, he was unarmed.
An unarmed black man fatally shot by a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, officer responding to a stalled vehicle last week can be seen in police dashcam video walking toward his SUV with his hands up and officers following behind him before he’s shocked with a stun gun and then fatally shot.
Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan announced Monday before the department released the shooting footage that 40-year-old Terence Crutcher had no weapon on him or in his SUV. Police said local and federal investigators are looking into Friday’s shooting to determine whether there should be criminal charges or if Crutcher’s civil rights were violated.
And people wonder why Blacks have a bit of distrust of the police… Mind you, I think 99.9% of the officers out there are great folk doing a hard job. But these trigger happy cowboys are making things very very hard for all the good ones.