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Crutcher’s Family Wants Cop Charged

The Latest on the death of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma – The funeral for Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man shot and killed by a white female police officer in Oklahoma, will be Saturday. Crutcher died Friday, September 16th, after police responded to a report of a stalled vehicle. Crutcher’s family and protesters now want officer Betty Shelby to be arrested. The state’s governor called video of the shooting “troubling.”

The father of Crutcher, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, says his son had his hands up “just like I told him to do.”

The Rev. Joey Crutcher said Wednesday in New York that his son Terence knew to put his hands up when approached by police.

Forty-year-old Terence Crutcher, who was black and unarmed, was fatally shot Friday by a white police officer.

The Rev. Crutcher and Tiffany Crutcher, the twin sister of Terence, spoke at the headquarters of civil rights leader Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.

Tiffany Crutcher said the family wants charges to be brought against the officers involved in the shooting.

11887274_g-550x309 Civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton says he’s planning rallies to demand justice for the family of an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Sharpton and members of Terence Crutcher’s family spoke Wednesday at the headquarters of Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York.

Sharpton says the rallies will be Saturday in New York and Tuesday in Tulsa.

Sharpton called allegations that Crutcher may have been under the influence of drugs “bogus.”

Presidential candidates have been sharing their reactions to Crutcher’s death.

Donald Trump continuing his appeal to Black Voters, says he doesn’t know what a police officer was thinking when she fatally shot an unarmed man in Oklahoma.

Trump said during an appearance Wednesday at a church in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, that he is a “tremendous believer in the police and law and enforcement.”

But questioned the actions of the police officer who shot Terence Crutcher alongside his vehicle in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Trump says he’s seen video of the incident, and that it looked like Crutcher did everything right.

Trump says he’s “very, very troubled” by the actions of the officer.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted on Facebook saying;

“Another unarmed black man was shot in a police incident. How many times do we have to see this in our country? This is just unbearable, and it needs to be intolerable. And so maybe I can, by speaking directly to white people, say, look, this is not who we are. We’ve got to do everything possible to improve policing, to go right at implicit bias. There are good, honorable, cool-headed police officers. We have seen them in action in New York over the last 48 hours because of the terrorist attacks. We can do better. We have got to rein in what is absolutely inexplicable. And we have got to have law enforcement respect communities and communities respect law enforcement because they have to work together.”

The Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islam Relations, CAIR-OK, called for state officials “ensure a fair and transparent investigation” into the shooting death of Crutcher.

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