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The Latest: Juror says cop shouldn’t return to patrol duty

The Associated Press - May 20, 2017 9:16 am

The Latest: Juror says cop shouldn’t return to patrol duty
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A member of the jury that acquitted an Oklahoma police officer who killed an unarmed black man says the group doesn’t think the officer should return to patrolling the streets of Tulsa.
The jury tells The Frontier that various jurors thought officer Betty Shelby could work a desk job or perhaps be another type of emergency responder.
The man spoke on condition of anonymity because he said jurors did not want to be identified with such a volatile case.
Crutcher was shot in September after Shelby approached him in a city street where his SUV had broken down. Shelby had said she fired her weapon out of fear because Crutcher ignored her commands to lie down and kept reaching into his pockets.
Shelby was acquitted Wednesday.

 

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