Tulsans respond to deadly officer-involved shooting

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

Tulsa and the global community continue their reaction Monday in the days after a deadly officer-involved shooting.

During a traffic stop on Friday near 36th and Lewis, a Tulsa Police officer shot and killed Terence Crutcher, 40.

TPD identified the officer who fired as Betty Shelby. Another officer, Tyler Turnbough, deployed his Taser at Crutcher.

Crutcher’s family told FOX23 that his car was stalled at the intersection; TPD says Crutcher approached them and failed to obey commands.

State Senator Kevin Matthews and other community leaders took a look at dash cam video. They told FOX23 the video shows Crutcher walking away from police with his hands raised as the shots were fired. No weapons were found on him.

Tulsans spent the weekend responding to the case, another piece in a national conversation over officer-involved shootings.

Community groups involved in nation-wide efforts shared their hopes to improve police and community relations. Read MORE about their cause and how it relates to Crutcher’s case here.

A protest began at 7:30 a.m. outside the Tulsa County Courthouse.

Protesters calling for justice after fatal officer-involved shooting on Friday where 40-year-old Terence Crutcher was killed.

Posted by FOX23 Preston Jones on Monday, September 19, 2016
Protest after deadly officer-involved shooting

(NO AUDIO STREAM) A look outside the Tulsa County Courthouse, where protesters have gathered before the press conference about the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher during a traffic stop on Friday. STORY: http://bit.ly/2cJJmTk

Posted by FOX23 News on Monday, September 19, 2016

FOX23 will also attend a TPD and Department of Justice news conference at 1:30 p.m.


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