Betty Shelby Has Been Charged With First Degree Manslaughter


Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have filed first-degree manslaughter charges against the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street.  District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler filed the charges Thursday against officer Betty Shelby, who shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16. Dashcam and aerial footage of the shooting and its aftermath showed Crutcher walking away from Shelby with his arms in the air. The footage does not offer a clear view of when Shelby fired the single shot that killed Crutcher. Her attorney has said Crutcher was not following police commands and that Shelby opened fire when the man began to reach into his SUV window. Tulsa police say Crutcher did not have a gun on him or in his vehicle.

Let justice roll down like waters…

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2 Responses to Betty Shelby Has Been Charged With First Degree Manslaughter

  1. Lisbeth S. Fried says:

    In Israel the police shoot at the feet, even at armed terrorists, not at the chest or back as here.


  2. This is what I posted on Facebook today:
    1- how about obeying police commands?
    2- how about trying non lethal methods of disabling the non-compliant before a killing?
    3- non lethal methods are readily available and are very effective!
    They include powerful strobe lights to sound waves that cause bowels discharge. Also powerfu beam bag shots…
    I.mean, Don’t these people watch the Discovery Channel?
    Well… I know if they use nonlethal methods the courts will be flooded with stupid lawsuits on the part of the non-compliant alleged criminals against the police! But aren’t the courts existing exactly to avoid violent conflicts?”

    What’s the rush to shoot!
    Perhaps I should loan them my strobe light!


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