Jurors will be asked if Tulsa cop went too far with shooting
May 7, 2017
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jurors hearing the manslaughter case against a white Oklahoma police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man last year will be asked to decide whether she used appropriate force — a question that's been put to juries around the U.S. in other similar trials.
Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby is accused of overreacting when she shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher in September. Prosecutors say Crutcher wasn't armed or combative when Shelby approached him on a street after his SUV broke down and that he obeyed Shelby's commands to raise his hands. Shelby's att...