#BlackLivesMatter : The Police Killing of #TerenceCrutcher



Tulsa Police Execute Unarmed Black Man – [patheos.com] – Recently released dash cam video shows Terence Crutcher with his hands above his head moments before he was shot and killed by a Tulsa Police Department officer. Crutcher, a 40-year-old community college student and father of four, was shot and killed after his SUV stalled and broke down in the middle of a road in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The disturbing video released by the Tulsa Police Department shows Crutcher walking toward his SUV with his arms held in the air, as Officer Betty Shelby follows behind him with her gun drawn and a second officer approaches with his Taser drawn. Crutcher has his back to Shelby and the other officer, and appears to lean toward the SUV with Shelby at his side and the other officer behind him. A single shot can then be heard. Officer Shelby has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.



Tulsa police chief on fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher: ‘There was no gun’ | News OK – The fatal shooting occurred after officers responding to an unrelated call spotted 40-year-old Crutcher’s vehicle stalled near 36th Street North and Lewis Avenue on Friday evening. Police have released few details of what happened, but a spokeswoman said Crutcher refused to follow officers’ commands in the moments before the shot was fired.

One officer, identified as Tyler Turnbough, deployed his Taser, and the second, Betty Shelby, discharged her weapon at Crutcher, who was pronounced dead at a hospital. Shelby was placed on paid administrative leave following the shooting.

Federal probe of fatal Tulsa police shooting opened | News OK – U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams said Monday that the Justice Department investigation will be separate from a local one into whether criminal charges should be filed over Friday’s shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said Monday that Crutcher had no weapon when he was shot to death by an officer who was responding to a report of a stalled vehicle.

Latest: Protesters want arrest of officer in Tulsa shooting – Dozens of protesters are calling for the immediate arrest of the Tulsa officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man whose vehicle was stalled in the middle of the street.

We the People Oklahoma organizer Marq Lewis called for the “immediate” arrest of Officer Betty Shelby, who fatally shot Terence Crutcher on Friday. Shelby has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting.

About three-dozen protesters gathered Monday afternoon outside the county courthouse to call for police reforms. The number of attendees was at least two-dozen more than those who attended a protest earlier in the day — hours before police released video that showed Crutcher’s killing.

Supporters held signs reading, “Justice 4 Crutch” and “Relationships Matter.” One young boy held up a sign that read “Don’t Shoot.”

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