A jury has acquitted Tulsa police Officer Betty Jo Shelby, who killed unarmed motorist Terence Crutcher in an encounter that was captured on video by a police helicopter last September.
The case, which occurred in Oklahoma, sparked national criticism when Officer Shelby, who happens to be white, overreacted when she shot young, black Terence Crutcher. Officer Betty Jo Shelby had been charged with first-degree manslaughter days after the killing. The devastating verdict, making her not guilty of those charges, came hours after the jury was sent to deliberate Wednesday. Crutcher’s family was crushed as sources say they’re outraged by the outcome.
After the verdict was announced, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin issued a statement calling for calm, saying, “Those who disagree with the verdict have the right to express their opinions; I just ask that they do so in a peaceful manner.”
Sadly we continue to ask, where’s the justice? .. comment below your thoughts on the case