Officer Betty Shelby, the woman responsible for shooting and killing unarmed Terence Crutcher, has officially been charged with felony manslaughter.
BREAKING: Tulsa officer Betty Shelby charged with first-degree manslaughter in death of Terence Crutcher, DA says. https://t.co/rHGbAg7tK8
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In dashcam and helicopter video released by police, Terence Crutcher appears to have his hands up moments before he is shot by Shelby. Shelby’s attorney, Scott Wood, maintains that Terence refused to follow more than two dozen commands and that he reached into the open window of the car before Shelby perceived a threat and shot him.
The Crutcher family’s attorneys Benjamin L. Crump and Damario Solomon-Simmons said the window was up, evidenced by the blood spattered on it when he was shot.