• TPD releases charged emails reportedly sent to them after Crutcher shooting

    By: Ashli Lincoln


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

    • Police said they received threatening emails and phone calls after the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher.
    • Officer Betty Shelby faces a manslaughter charge in relation to the killing.


    Tulsa police released emails Monday to show the amount of threatening emails they say they received after the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher.

    The emails, calls and letters included sayings like “target cops now,” “TPD Boom” and racially motivated messages.

    Officer Betty Shelby also reportedly received threatening emails to kill herself.

    SEE MORE: Shelby defense says witness proves Crutcher pointed gun at others day before his death

    Shelby is accused of shooting and killing Crutcher in September. She faces a manslaughter charge in the case.

    The department also issued her a weapon after they took the one that killed Crutcher. The Gilcrease Division said they also started receiving threats.

    SEE MORE: Former Tulsa police chief: Crutcher shooting due to lack of community policing

    The department said they started receiving hate mail the following day after the Crutcher killing.  

    After the shooting, the department also received emails alerting officers to make sure their body cameras and microphones were working properly.


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