There just may be some justice for Terence Crutcher. The white Tulsa police officer who fatally shot the unarmed man is now being charged with manslaughter, and a warrant has been issued for her arrest. On Thursday afternoon, officer Betty Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter for the death of Crutcher, 40.
“Although she is charged, she is presumed innocent until a judge or jury determines otherwise,” said Tulsa County District Attorney Stephen Kunzweiler. “I don’t know why things happen in this world the way they do.”
Crutcher, whose car had broken down and was blocking a road, can be seen in two videos provided by Tulsa police on Monday with his hands in clear view before he was shot by Shelby.
A lawyer for Shelby has said she acted because she feared for her life, believing Crutcher was reaching into his vehicle for a weapon during the encounter, which took place last Friday.
Tulsa police have said Crutcher was unarmed and there was no weapon in the vehicle. In a bid for transparency, they released the videos, one of which was taken from a police helicopter and the other from a dashboard camera in a patrol car.
Since news and video surfaced of the incident, dozens of celebrities have spoken out on social media, including Steve Harvey, Karrueche Tran, Trey Songz and Ava DuVernay.
Over-Zealous Fan Interrupts Jenifer Lewis On The Red Carpet … And It’s Hilarious!
Jenifer Lewis is already a riot … but add a crazy circumstance plus an amped up fan and the interaction is pure gold.
While at the NAACP Image Awards HH chatted with the black-ish actress about her experience with racism in Hollywood. Lewis, who is a legend in La La Land, was giving us an animated answer about how she didn’t have time to worry about losing roles because of her skin color, that is until a fan excitedly interrupted her. Not once, but twice!
Ms. Lewis handled the situation like a pro — but also added a side of shade — and the whole encounter ended up being funny as h*ll!
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