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White Tulsa cop charged with killing unarmed motorist

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>> The white police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma who shot and killed a black motorist who had his hands in the air, will face criminal charges. An arrest warrant issued Thursday for officer Betty Shelby in the death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher for first degree manslaughter.>> In the matter of the death of Terence Crutcher, I determined that the filing of the felony crime of manslaughter in the first degree against Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby is warranted.
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>> 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 officer's instructions, holding his hands up, when he's shot. Charging documents allege Shelby escalated the situation and overreacted in the shooting of Terence 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. Tulsa, the scene of daily vigils and peaceful protests after video of the shooting was released this week.>> Despite the heightened tensions felt by all, which seemingly beg for an emotional response and reaction, our community has consistently demonstrated a willingness to respect the judicial process.