Community leaders hold press conference days before Betty Shelby trial set to begin

Posted at 11:09 AM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 13:04:27-04

Community leaders held a press conference just days before the start of the Betty Shelby trial.

The press conference took place at the Morning Star Baptist Church.

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The press conference comes just days after the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police filed a complaint against District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler regarding charges filed against Betty Shelby.

Tulsa FOP alleges in the complaint that D.A. Kunzweiler was forced to file a manslaughter charge against Shelby due to both political and public pressure.

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The community leaders who held the press conference Friday said they believe the charges were justified, and went on to defend D.A. Kunzweiler's decision.

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