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Oklahoma officer says she recalled training as she shot man

 


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white Oklahoma police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man testified Monday that a training video ran through her mind as she pulled the trigger.

Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby, 43, shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher in September on the city street where his SUV had stalled.

Speaking in her own defense during the second week of her trial, Shelby testified that she thought she saw Crutcher reach into his vehicle's window and that her training kicked in.

"I'm told in my training that you don't let them pull their arm...



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