Police supervisor told officer to say nothing after shooting
May 12, 2017
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The supervisor of a white Oklahoma police officer who shot an unarmed black man testified Thursday that he told her to say nothing about the incident because he knew the shooting would be racially explosive.
Tulsa police Cpl. Wyett Poth testified Thursday about his directions to Officer Betty Jo Shelby after the shooting of Terence Crutcher. He said he walked up to Shelby at the shooting scene to make sure she knew she had the right to say nothing.
"I told her not to say a word. I knew there was going to be a group of people that didn't like what happened simply becaus...