Details about Terence Crutcher’s fatal shooting by Tulsa officer Betty Shelby

Terene and Tiffany Crutcher (media handout)
Terene and Tiffany Crutcher (media handout)

Tiffany Crutcher, 40, was adamant her twin brother was not armed when he was fatally shot by police. Terence Crutcher was assassinated by Tulsa police when they arrived to investigate his stalled car that was in the middle of an intersection on Tulsa’s northeast side. In the video that can be watched on the next page, Crutcher walks away from officers and toward his SUV. His hands are up in the air when he approaches the driver’s side door, where he drops to the ground after being shocked with a stun gun then shot. He was taken to the St. John Medical Center, where he later died.

However, Tulsa police spokeswoman Jeanne MacKenzie told the Associated Press, “He refused to follow commands given by the officers,”  “They continued to talk to him, he continued not to listen and follow any commands.”

Tiffany, told the Daily News her brother had just begun studying music appreciation at Tulsa Community College and had just left class when his car broke down. Crutcher’s SUV had been in the shop recently and “was having some problems,”

Terence Crutcher and his family (media handout)
Terence Crutcher and his family (media handout)

The father of four does NOT have a criminal past. He pleaded no contest in 1996 to carrying a concealed weapon and resisting an officer and was given a six-month suspended sentence.

Damario Solomon-Simmons, Melvin C. Hall and civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump are representing the family.

According to a Guardian investigation, Oklahoma cops kill people at a higher rate per capita than any other state.

Tulsa officer Betty Shelby

Betty Shelby is the officer who fired the fatal shot, it’s unclear why. Based on the video, Crutcher’s civil and human rights were violated. A man in the helicopter hurls insults as Crutcher walks to his SUV. You can been hear him saying “time for a Taser.” He then says: “That looks like a bad dude, too. Probably on something.”

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