Unarmed Terence Crutcher’s Murderer Acquitted of Shooting & Killing Him

Published On May 18, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

Back in September of 2016, Terence Crutcher, an unarmed African American man, was brutally murdered by Tulsa Police Officer Betty Jo Shelby during a traffic stop that took place on the side of the road.

As police helicopters circled overhead, Shelby made lame claims that Crutcher wasn’t responding to her commands and that is what initially led her to shoot and kill the unarmed black man on the highway.

She has since, contended through her lawyers that she was suffering from “auditory exclusion” and didn’t see any other officers arrive at the scene ready to use their Tasers, so that is the reason why she’d chosen to gun down Mr. Crutcher in what officers described as a “bad shot.”

Shelby was later charged with manslaughter in the victim’s death and her trial ended just this week with the jury finding her not guilty. It also took a jury of nine whites and three blacks just a little over nine hours to render their verdict of “not guilty.”

Crutcher’s family broke down in tears when leaving the court room.

Before announcing the verdict, Judge Doug Drummond said, “This was a very difficult case with lots of difficult issues. I hope everyone can acknowledge that … I’m asking you to trust the system.”

Wow. So, what are your thoughts on this news and what do you think could have went wrong in this situation?

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