Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Betty Shelby, officer acquitted of manslaughter in shooting of Terence Crutcher, resigns

Betty Shelby officer acquitted of manslaughter in shooting of Terence Crutcher resigns Betty Shelby, cop who fatally shot Terence Crutcher, resigns from Tulsa police department
Sammy Stanley | 15 July, 2017, 08:14

The September 16, 2016 fatal shooting highlighted a deep-rooted problem with policing, with officers viewing noncompliance as an escalation tactic when it comes to African Americans.

"Since being reinstated, I have found that sitting behind a desk, isolated from all my fellow officers and citizens of Tulsa, is just not for me", Shelby wrote in a press release distributed by the police union.

"As I have stated before, the incident with Terence Crutcher was a tragedy for everyone involved, and I am sorry he lost his life", Shelby said.

Earlier this year, a jury found her not guilty of manslaughter related to Crutcher's death. She was allowed to return to the department days later in an administrative role. Tulsa PD has not responded to Raw Story's request for comment.

In a letter posted on the Facebook page of the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, Shelby said she's resigning effective August 3, 2017.

On May 17, a jury acquitted Shelby, but said that she was not "blameless" in his death, Tulsa World reported. McMurray says her client is not cut out for a desk job.

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A group representing the families of victims had complained that the magazine was being insensitive for "morbid sensationalism". Children were among the dozens killed before police fatally shot the driver.

Tulsa Police said the department can't confirm the news yet. The officer testified that Crutcher refused to listen to her commands and appeared to reach for a weapon.

Last month, Crutcher's family filed a civil rights lawsuit against Shelby and the City of Tulsa, arguing that the officer used excessive force in the eccounter.

"I am proud to have had the privilege to call myself a Tulsa Police Officer".

The community of Tulsa, where relations have been strained for several decades, was on edge after the fatal shooting. The city has yet to fully heal from a 1921 race riot that killed 300 black residents and burned down a thriving business district.

Officials released video of the incident a year ago. Bates was convicted of second-degree manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison last year.

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