According to Shaun King, Tulsa, Ok Police Officer Betty Shelby, has been charged with 1st-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher.
Terence Crutcher was a black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a Tulsa road. When police were called out to the scene, Crutcher was compliant in the instructions given to him as seen from several different video angles.
Officer Shelby told a different story from what was shown on the videos. According to Shelby’s attorney, she stated, “I was never so scared in my life as in that moment right then.” Shelby fired the fatal shot to Crutcher, as the officer seemed to think he was reaching into the driver side window to retrieve a weapon; the window was rolled up.
Although Officer Shelby is being charged in Terence Crutcher’s death, we all know this doesn’t mean anything, and there a good possibility that the police officer will serve no jail time for the death of this unarmed black man.