TPD releases Terence Crutcher fatal shooting video, says ‘We will achieve justice in this case'

Posted at 10:31 AM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 19:02:27-04

WARNING: The video above may be too graphic for some viewers. Watch with discretion. The graphic footage takes place at 1:14.

TULSA - Several local leaders held a press conference Monday regarding the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher on Friday involving a Tulsa police officer.

TPD officer Betty Shelby was identified as the person who fatally shot Crutcher. Officer Tyler Turnbough was also identified as the one who first used a Taser gun on Crutcher. Shelby has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

The incident started as a response to a call of a stalled vehicle near 36th Street North on Friday evening, says Tulsa police.

The Tulsa Police Department, along with Mayor Dewey Bartlett and Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler, held a press conference to address what transpired the night Crutcher was shot.

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Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan assured the public that the Tulsa Police Department would “not be covering up anything in the death of Terence Crutcher.”

WARNING: The video above may be too graphic for some viewers. Watch with discretion. The graphic footage takes place at 00:59. 


"I will just make this promise to you, we will achieve justice in this case,” said Jordan.

While details surrounding the case were slim at the press conference, Jordan did confirm that 40-year-old Terence Crutcher was not armed.

“I’m going to tell you right now, there was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect's vehicle,” said Jordan. “It's my responsibility to make sure that the facts fit the law and I will do that.”

District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler says it will take time to reveal if charges are necessary and is asking the public for patience.

“What I ask of our citizens is to stand firm in their inherence to the rule of law,” said Kunzweiler. “I have had a hard time with this incident.”

City Councilor Jack Henderson is hoping this shooting in his ward, Ward 1, won't happen again anywhere within Tulsa.

“We’ve already got two families lives that will be affected forever. Those lives will be changed forever and we don't need more lives to be changed the same way,” said Henderson.

U.S. Attorney Danny Williams and Mayor Dewey Bartlett also spoke Monday. Bartlett says even Governor Mary Fallin has offered her resources to the case.

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Chief Jordan is asking for the public to feel free to exercise their first amendment right, but it's imperative to remain peaceful. 

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