A district court judge has called out the Tulsa police officer who allegedly killed Terence Crutcher for doing an interview about the case on national TV. According to the New York Daily News, Judge Doug Drummond had some harsh words for officer Betty Jo Shelby, who is accused of shooting an unarmed Terence to death. […]
OKlahoma police officer Betty Shelby --- who fatally shot Terence Crutcher in September 2016 in Tulsa and was charged with manslaughter --- blamed him for his own death and said "race was not a factor" in a new "60 Minutes" interview.
The report does not change the "facts of this tragedy: Officer Betty Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher," the lawyer said in a statement.
Officer Betty Shelby, 42, entered a not guilty plea to first-degree manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, 40.
After killing 40-year-old Terence Crutcher last week, Shelby's attorney Scott Wood revealed that the officer had a temporary loss of hearing during the confrontation.
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A full toxicology and autopsy report wasn't readily available at the time of reporting, according to KOCO.
The Tulsa County District Attorney's office said that Shelby acted "unreasonably by escalating the situation from a confrontation," and became "emotionally involved," according to an affidavit obtained by ABC News.
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