Judge removes fatal shooting from former Tulsa officer’s record

The Associated Press - October 25, 2017 4:02 pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A judge has removed a manslaughter case from a white former Oklahoma police officer’s record after she asked to have it expunged.

District Judge William LaFortune ruled Wednesday that all documents in former Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby’s case in the 2016 shooting death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher will be sealed.

Shelby filed the request in August, three months after being acquitted.

She shot Crutcher, who was black and unarmed, after encountering him on a road. Crutcher’s vehicle was in the middle of the road.

Shelby returned to work in an administrative capacity two days after her acquittal but resigned in July, saying she felt isolated from other officers. She was later sworn in as a reserve Rogers County sheriff’s deputy.

Her case will only be accessible by court order.

 

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