Tulsa Police Officer Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Shooting
TULSA — Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with manslaughter in the first degree, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler told reporters Thursday. Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher after his SUV broke down last week.
Attorneys for the family of Terence Crutcher say they are “happy charges have been brought” against officer Shelby and that they will be seeking a “vigorous prosecution.”
The attorneys also expressed gratitude toward the Tulsa Police Department.
“Today, we are thankful to TPD, we are thankful to Chief Jordan for providing information to the District Attorney’s office, and we are happy that charges were brought,” attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons said in a press conference. Shelby was charged with manslaughter in the first degree for the shooting death of Crutcher.