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Tulsa police release videos of man being shot and killed by officer,victim's family demands justice

Posted at 11:29 PM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 08:33:28-04

TULSA-- The family of shooting victim Terence Crutcher are demanding justice and talking about what they see in the videos released by the police Monday. 

Meanwhile, at a press conference Monday, the victim's sister and attorneys representing the family are calling for justice. 

The images speak volumes, including the aerial view from the police helicopter showing Crutcher walking away from Officer Betty Shelby - with his hands up.

The Tulsa County District Attorney says they can't discuss what the video shows.

"A commentary on the facts and circumstances of this case either by my office or by law-enforcement would be improper since it could result in criminal charges," District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said.  

Police Chief Chuck Jordan did make a few comments about the video toward the end of Monday’s press conference.  

"The video is very disturbing it's very difficult to watch," Chief Jordan said.

Attorneys representing the Crutcher family say they are heartbroken by the video.

"We understand he might have not obeyed a command of the police-- that doesn't justify lethal force just because someone is not obeying an officer.," said Attorney David Riggs. 

 

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