Judge reprimands officer accused in killing over TV comments
April 7, 2017
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has reprimanded a white Oklahoma police officer accused in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man for discussing the case on national TV.
Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby gave her first interview since the Sept. 16 shooting to CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday.
Judge Doug Drummond issued the formal rebuke Thursday, cautioning attorneys that further publicity could jeopardize the chance of conducting an impartial trial.
"It is obvious this case has drawn significant media interest nationwide since the beginning," Drummond wrote in the five-page order. "The court is,...