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Tulsa cop booked on manslaughter charge in fatal shooting

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>> The white police officer from Tulsa, Oklahoma who fatally shot an unarmed black man turned herself in to authorities on a manslaughter charge on Friday. Officer Betty Shelby was booked into the Tulsa County jail just after 1 o'clock in the morning local time. She was charged late Thursday with first degree manslaughter in the death of Terrence Crutcher.
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She was released on $50,000 bail shortly after her booking. Crutcher's car broke down in the middle of a road. Officers who came to the scene say Crutcher was acting erratically. Video shows Crutcher appearing to comply with officers' instructions, holding his hands up when he's shot. Charging documents allege Shelby escalated the situation and overreacted in the shooting of Terrence Crutcher.
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If convicted, she faces at least four years in prison. Shelby told investigators that she was in fear for her life, according to an arrest affidavit. Shelby, set to appear in court next week.