Family of Terence Crutcher to hold presser with attorneys following fatal shooting in Tulsa Friday

Posted at 10:54 AM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 19:48:21-04

TULSA - "I just feel like I'm in a nightmare really. I just want to wake up and this all be over tomorrow," said Terence Crutcher's twin sister, Tiffany Crutcher.

  Tiffany Crutcher said she wants the Tulsa Police Officer who shot and killed her twin brother, Terence, Friday night to pay the consequences. 

  "After watching the video and seeing what actually happened, we asked for the facts, we asked for answers and we clearly got it through the video," said Tiffany Crutcher.
  The Crutcher family's legal team said the video shows Crutcher walking slowly with his hands up.
 "This man had not committed a crime. He was not approached because we suspected of having committed a crime. He was having some difficulty with his vehicle and that's it," said Attorney Melvin C. Hall.
   Investigators claim officers tazed then shot Crutcher after they said he reached inside his SUV. However, that's not what the family sees. 
"We saw that Terence was not being belligerent. We did not see Terence reach into the car. We did not see Terence attacking the officers," said Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons. 
 They also said police were wrong when they reported where Terence died.
 "It was reported that Terence died at the hospital, that is not true. Terence died on that street by himself in his own blood." said Solomon-Simmons.
 Attorneys say they especially want to know how one of the helicopter pilots could tell Crutcher was a "big, bad, dude."
  Tiffany Crutcher said that "big, bad, dude" was her twin brother. A man she said police shot for no reason. 
 "I lost my brother, my twin brother who was doing nothing wrong. Absolutely nothing wrong and I truly believe in accountability," said Tiffany Crutcher.

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