Judge grants motion for expungement of former Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby's record

Posted at 1:14 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 14:31:30-04

TULSA -- Attorneys of Betty Shelby in court on Wednesday filed a petition to expunge her record in connection with the shooting of Terence Crutcher in 2016.

Shelby was found not guilty in May of manslaughter in the shooting of the 40-year-old Crutcher.

The motion asks that since she was acquitted by the Crutcher jury trial, and since she has no other convictions, that her record of the arrest and charges made against her be expunged and sealed so that it does not appear on her criminal record.

The motion says that Shelby "faces dangers of unwarranted adverse consequences as a result of the arrest information unless it is sealed."

The judge granted the petition after it was agreed upon by all parties present.

Shelby was sworn in as a reserve deputy with the Rogers County Sheriff's Office in August after she had resigned from her position with the Tulsa Police Department. 

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