Officer Who Fatally Shot Terence Crutcher Charged With Manslaughter


Per a tweet from Katie Higgins, a reporter for FOX 23 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Terence Crutcher last Friday will be charged with manslaughter.

It appears the Associated Press has since confirmed Katie Higgins' report of Officer Shelby being charged.

As it was originally reported, Terence Crutcher, 40, was shot and killed by Shelby after Tulsa, Oklahoma police were called to reports of an abandoned vehicle blocking the road.


According to reports, Betty Shelby claimed Crutcher was uncooperative with the officers who arrived on the scene. Speaking on the shooting of Crutcher by one of his officers, Tulsa Police Department Chief Chuck Jordan reportedly said,

He added,

Now, if the reports are to be believed, it appears the city of Tulsa is, in fact, doing the right thing by charging a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man.

In the aftermath of her brother's shooting, Tiffany Crutcher demanded charges be brought against Officer Betty Shelby, saying,

Obviously, there is still a long way to go in this case, but hopefully, this is the beginning of justice being served, and some good coming from so, so much devastation.

Citations: Katie Higgins (Twitter)