Tulsa police officer acquitted in death of unarmed African-American man

By | May 18, 2017

A white police officer was found not guilty on Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the 2016 shooting death of an unarmed black man

About 100 demonstrators gathered near the courthouse where a jury acquitted Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby of first-degree manslaughter charges in the 2016 shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.

After the decision was announced, peaceful but defiant protesters briefly blocked an intersection in downtown Tulsa, prompting authorities to threaten the use of tear gas and arrest. The crowd eventually dispersed overnight.

Demonstrators chanted, “No Justice, No Peace” and “Hands up, don’t shoot!” in the streets.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin called for peace after the verdict came down. (ABC News)

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