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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:03 am 
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Lots of news on Betty Shelby.
A non-profit is helping her with expenses, but State records filing shows they are $41k in the hole. Shelby's husband is also a police officer.
Crutcher has a twin sister and she and family are "speaking out" this week.
There will be a prayer march this Saturday morning, hundreds expected to participate. Organized by a lady who says God spoke to her.
Betty Shelby has received numerous threats this month.

Is Tulsa ready for the attention brought on by Officer Betty Shelby's manslaughter trial?
By Kimberly Jackson | KTUL.com | April 27, 2017


TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- The graphic images of Terence Crutcher being shot provoked plenty of raw emotions on all sides. Pictures like these can turn a city upside down. But in Tulsa, even in the midst of protests cooler heads prevailed and there were no major problems.

Months later, now the trial of the officer who fired the fatal shot. But the question is -- will Tulsa remain cool?
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The trial will take place in a courtroom that seats 65, and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office already has a plan in place for security, including secret tactical maneuvers that require deputies to remain on heightened alert.

"It means, in this case, we received word that Betty Shelby had gotten death threats," said Undersheriff George Brown.

Shelby, on leave from the Tulsa Police Department pending the outcome of the trial, will pass through security checkpoints the public may not see.

The sheriff's office has some practice with high-profile cases, including the trial of former reserve deputy Bob Bates, convicted of killing Eric Harris, and the two murder trials of former Officer Shannon Kepler, which both ended with hung juries.

"We learn from each case that we do, and we will do whatever it takes to secure that courthouse," said Brown.

With the trial, more manpower is required of TCSO, with media and spectators passing through various checkpoints.

In the hallway outside the courtroom is an invisible line news cameras cannot cross, while those entering the courtroom may have to sign in with their driver's license.

Guilty of not, community leaders expect a reaction, but the FOP expects no problems based on the past.

"I have a pretty good idea everything is going to be OK," said Secrist.

Others believe the verdict will trigger emotions.

"We need to be ready for some sort of fallout after the verdict is released," said Owens. "Either way."

Ready or not, Tulsa will find itself once again in the national spotlight when the trial starts May 8.

http://ktul.com/news/local/is-tulsa-rea ... hter-trial


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Jurors seated and the trial started today.
Al Sharpton and Benjamin Crump are in Tulsa for trial and some kind of prayer thing. :roll

This is the 6:00PM Channel 2 News in Tulsa (May 10, 2017)

Rev. Sharpton to lead prayer in Tulsa 2:18min




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Oklahoma officer Betty Shelby takes the stand in her own defense during manslaughter trial
By The Associated Press | KFOR.com | May 15, 2017, 1:36PM


TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma police officer who was charged with manslaughter in the death of a Tulsa man is testifying in her defense.

According to the affidavit, Shelby asked Crutcher if the vehicle was his and if it was disabled.

“He was mumbling to himself and would not answer any of Officer Shelby’s questions. Mr. Crutcher kept putting his hands in his pockets and Officer Shelby kept telling him to show his hands. At that point, Mr. Crutcher began walking towards the abandoned vehicle with his hands held up and was not responding to any of Officer Shelby’s commands to stop,” the affidavit claims.

In the dash cam video, you see Crutcher walking away from an officer and toward his vehicle with his hands up.

Shortly after that, Crutcher was shot. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Shelby’s attorney, Scott Wood, claims she was hyper-focused on the situation at the time of the shooting, adding that she didn’t hear other officers arrive at the scene. He says she experienced “auditory exclusion,” a condition in which people in high-stress situations often don’t hear sounds around them.
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On Monday, Shelby took the stand in her own defense.

According to the Associated Press, she told the jury that a training video of an officer being fatally shot during a traffic stop was running through her mind when she encountered Crutcher.

Shelby says she shot Crutcher when she saw him reach into his SUV through a partially open window. She testified that her training taught her not to let suspects pull their arm back out of a vehicle because they might have a gun and have already decided to shoot the officer.

Although Crutcher did not have a gun on him or in his vehicle, Shelby says she didn’t know that at the time.

Crutcher’s family and attorneys claim that the windows to the SUV were rolled up at the time of the shooting.

More at link: http://kfor.com/2017/05/15/oklahoma-off ... ter-trial/


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Jury acquits Tulsa cop in shooting of unarmed black man
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press
May 18, 12:30 AM EDT

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A jury on Wednesday acquitted of first-degree manslaughter a white Oklahoma police officer who says she fired out of fear last year when she killed an unarmed black man with his hands held above his head.

The family of Terence Crutcher burst into tears and reacted with outrage after jurors found Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby not guilty in the Sept. 16 shooting.

"Let it be known that I believe in my heart that Betty Shelby got away with murder," Crutcher's father, Rev. Joey Crutcher, said after the verdict was announced.

A lawyer for Shelby said the officer was "elated" that the jury found her not guilty.

"She's ready to get back to her life," Defense Attorney Shannon McMurray said.

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I didn't see this until today at lunch where there were TVs everywhere on all channels. Thanks for posting, Rumpole. I was elated with the verdict and happy this was resolved quickly.

Yay! :69


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Good news is... she gets back pay! :)

Acquitted Tulsa cop who killed unarmed man returns to work
By Justin Juozapavicius | Associated Press | May 23, 2017


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white Oklahoma police officer who was acquitted of manslaughter after fatally shooting an unarmed black man is back on the force working “a desk job,” her attorney said Tuesday.

Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby returned to work Monday, three days after the police chief decided she could come back but couldn’t work street patrol.

City spokeswoman Michelle Brooks said Tuesday that Shelby will receive more than $35,000 in back pay, minus taxes and other deductions. Shelby had been on unpaid leave since being charged Sept. 22 in the death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher six days earlier.

More at link: https://apnews.com/5c841cd0663f4eab9b11fdba31ec8245


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Acquitted Ex-Tulsa Officer to Work for Sheriff's Office
Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton is a former Tulsa police officer and a vocal supporter of the acquitted police officer Betty Shelby
August 10, 2017


A white former Tulsa police officer who resigned after being acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man is going to work for the sheriff's office in a neighboring county.

Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton told reporters in Tulsa that Betty Shelby will work for his office. He did not say what her duties will be, but he has scheduled a news conference for Thursday morning. 

More at link: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-int ... 50453.html


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