WATCH: Justice Dept. Opens Investigation In Terrence Crutcher Murder Case
Danny Williams, Sr., US Attorney for Northern District of Oklahoma, has announced that the Justice Department has opened an investigation into use of force by Tulsa Police Department surrounding the murder of Terrence Crutcher.
During the encounter, which took place around 7:40 p.m. Friday, the 40-year-old man, was shot once and killed by Betty Shelby, a Tulsa police officer, after the police received reports of an abandoned vehicle blocking a road, the department said.
Video recorded by a police helicopter and a patrol car’s dashboard camera shows Mr. Crutcher raising his hands, walking toward a car and leaning against it. He was then Tasered by one officer, Tyler Turnbough, and fatally shot by Officer Shelby, the department said, though the view from both cameras is obstructed in the moments before those actions.