Last September Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher. This after Crutcher refused to follow officer Shelby’s command to not reach into his stopped SUV.
The District Attorney charged the officer who was subsequently acquitted at trial. OK, that’s how the system works. But wait…there’s more.
SGT Walker, you may recall, is often featured on the A&E series “The First 48.” He’s been a cop over 35 years and has no disciplinary record.
Walker told the District Attorney not to file the charges due to a lack of evidence. The DA, disregarding Walker’s advise, charged Officer Shelby. Never mind that Crutcher was wacked out on PCP. Never mind that Crutcher has a long and violent record and several stretches in the confines of the OK Department of Corrections. Never mind that the officer thought he was returning to his car to retrieve a weapon and, one more thing…that’s right all he had to do was follow the officer’s orders and everyone would have gone home safe and sound.
Now the Crutcher family wants SGT Walker fired.
Ain’t gonna happen. May all involved find peace.
STAY SAFE, BUCKLE UP AND WEAR YOUR VEST!