Justice Department to investigate fatal Tulsa police shooting

Justice Department to investigate fatal Tulsa police shooting

By Nick Salazar   
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Crutcher would later die of his injuries, with Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan saying Monday that “there was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect’s vehicle.”

WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) — The Department of Justice on Tuesday said that it would investigate an officer-involved shooting that left an unarmed black man dead.

Graphics video released by the Tulsa Police Department shows Terence Crutcher, 40, walking towards police with his hands up walking away from the officers and toward his stalled vehicle before being shot by one police officer with firearm and with a taser by another.

Crutcher would later die of his injuries, with Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan saying Monday that “there was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect’s vehicle.”

“I want to assure our community and I want to assure all of you and people across the nation who are going to be looking at this: we will achieve justice,” Jordan added.

The scope of the Justice Department’s investigation will be to determine whether or not officer Betty Shelby violated Crutcher’s civil rights.

In the aftermath of the shooting, Shelby was placed on administrative lead while the investigation into the incident continues.

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