Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old black Tulsa man, was shot and killed Sept. 16, 2016, by Betty Shelby, a white Tulsa police officer. Shelby was responding to a disturbance call when she saw Crutcher’s SUV in the middle of the road on 36th Street North just west of Lewis Avenue.
The encounter between the two was recorded by a TPD helicopter as well as by dash cameras in vehicles belonging to backing officers. Crutcher, who Shelby said was not complying with her orders to stop and get on the ground, walked back to his SUV with his hands up. Police have said he reached inside the SUV’s window, which Shelby said caused her to fear for her life. She shot Crutcher once in the chest, and he died later that evening.
Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter on Sept. 22, 2016, and if convicted could spend up to 20 years in prison.
Questions surrounding fatal police shooting will linger through the weekend – By Dylan Goforth
Police shooting videos confirm worst fears for some north Tulsans – By Kevin Canfield
Terence Crutcher’s death just the latest tragedy to befall his family – By Dylan Goforth
Police promise to ‘achieve justice’ as investigation continues – By Dylan Goforth
Source: Crutcher’s window was down during his fatal encounter – By Dylan Goforth
TPD use-of-force 4 times higher for blacks than whites – By Kassie McClung
Attorney: Charged officer has received ‘outpouring of support’ from law enforcement community – By Dylan Goforth and Ziva Branstetter
Mourners remember the life of a ‘great dude’ – By Amanda Bland
Father’s comments differ from motion seeking control of estate – By Ziva Branstetter
The thoughts of those who attended pro-law enforcement rallies – By Dylan Goforth
Terence Crutcher’s parents allege his widow is unqualified to represent estate – By Kassie McClung
Accelerated arraignment request for charged officer denied – By Dylan Goforth
Following brief court appearance, Betty Shelby to stay on unpaid leave – By Dylan Goforth
Terence Crutcher’s widow: ‘I just want what’s right for me and my kids’ – By Kassie McClung and Ziva Branstter
Tulsa police chief talks about city’s response to fatal police shooting – By Kevin Canfield
Watching TV in jail, she learned of her husband’s death – By Ziva Branstetter
Tulsa judge orders release of 911 calls from home of Terence Crutcher – By Kassie McClung and Ziva Branstetter
Facebook posts among evidence in Crutcher marriage hearing – By Kassie McClung and Ziva Branstter
Judge orders GoFundMe funds be handed over to Crutcher estate – By Ziva Branstetter and Kassie McClung
Shelby defense: Police chief conspired with DA, mayor, to get charges filed – By Dylan Goforth
Fact-checking attorney’s appearance on the Pat Campbell show – By Dylan Goforth
Judge leaves attorney in control of Terence Crutcher’s estate – By Kassie McClung and Ziva Branstetter.
Judge sets Feb. 1 for possible decision on trial date for Betty Shelby – By Dylan Goforth
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