Black Main Street
Community Criminal Justice Police Shooting Videos

Cop That Killed Terence Crutcher Lands New Job As Reserve Deputy

The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office has hired the former Tulsa police officer acquitted in the deadly shooting of Terence Crutcher.

Betty Shelby, who retired from the Tulsa Police Department after she was assigned to work a desk job, has been hired as a volunteer reserve deputy. Shelby could be hired full time “if it works out,” Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said.

In May, a jury found Shelby not guilty of manslaughter in connection with Crutcher’s death in September.

Shelby said she feared for her life when she shot Crutcher because she thought he was reaching for a gun that was in an SUV that broke down on a Tulsa street. Crutcher did not have a gun.

Shelby submitted her resignation letter from the Tulsa Police Department, which was effective Aug. 3. She had been working in an administrative role since her acquittal and returning to work.


READ  Three White Men Charged With Hate Crime For Murder of William Sims

Related posts

Autopsy Proves North Carolina State Trooper Shot Black Motorist In The Back

BMS Admin

Judge Gave Teen 76 Years Based On Eyewitness He Didn’t Know Was Legally Blind

BMS Admin

Anaya Ellick: 1st-Grader Born Without Hands, Wins Penmanship Award

BMS Admin

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Social networking for
the Black Community