Tulsa OK police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with 1st degree manslaughter in the killing of Terence Crutcher.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she killed an unarmed black man on a city street and just days after police released graphic videos, saying in court documents the officer “reacted unreasonably.”
Tulsa officer Betty Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old on Sept. 16. The affidavit filed with the charge says Shelby “reacted unreasonably by escalating the situation from a confrontation with Mr. Crutcher, who was not responding to verbal commands and was walking away from her with his hands held up, becoming emotionally involved to the point that she over reacted.” AP Story here
I hope and pray that this prosecution in OK is not akin to the biased one of the multiple police officers in Philadelphia – all of whom were acquitted. I hope this officer has been properly charged, and will receive a fair trial without racial unrest. Our nation needs a rest from racial unrest. And with all the current rioting in Charlotte, NC, to the point that the NC Governor has declared a state of emergency and called out the National Guard, here, along with all of the general angst associated with this election, I feel our nation is limping toward the election and racing toward very bad racial strife. I sense, as has happened before, the evil hand of Soros hard at work fanning the flames of unrest and division, and I am certain that he would love to see this nation crippled by racial unrest and violence. I pray he does not get his wish.