Peaceful protests follow jury acquittal of Tulsa police officer

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Peaceful protesters took to the streets in downtown Tulsa Wednesday night after a jury acquitted a Tulsa police officer in a manslaughter trial.
  • A jury found Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby not guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher Wednesday.
  • After the trial ended, some Crutcher supporters took to the streets to voice their disapproval with the jury's findings through peaceful protests.
  • The protesters walked to the Mayo Hotel, where Shelby was believed to be staying, and chanted.
  • Police in riot gear showed up to the scene, telling protesters blocking Denver to stop blocking the street.
  • The protesters eventually marched toward Guthrie Green.
  • We will continue to follow the aftermath of the trial on FOX23 News This Morning starting at 4 a.m.

Protesters are blocking Denver by the Tulsa County Courthouse. Police are blocking traffic nearby, FOX23 is monitoring the situation.

Posted by Katie Higgins on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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