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Protesters Demand Firing of Cop Who Killed Black Man with Hands in Air

HeadlineSep 21, 2016

This comes as protests also erupted in Tulsa, Oklahoma, over the fatal police shooting of 40-year-old African American Terence Crutcher, who was shot by a white police officer, Betty Shelby, while his hands were in the air. Hundreds gathered Tuesday outside the Tulsa Police Department demanding her firing. Crutcher was shot and killed around 8 p.m. on Friday, after his car broke down. Some of the video released Monday came from police helicopter footage, in which one can hear the man in the helicopter saying about Crutcher, “That looks like a bad dude, too.” Footage from police dash cam video shows Crutcher walking away from officers with his hands in the air, then putting his hands on the side of his own car, as he’s surrounded by officers. The video captures a voice coming over the police radio saying, “He’s just been tasered,” and then a woman’s voice yelling “Shots fired,” as the video shows Crutcher’s arms falling to the pavement. We’ll have more on these shootings with Bree Newsome and Vincent Warren of the Center for Constitutional Rights after headlines.

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