Oklahoma police shooting

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond said Wednesday that a naked 17-year-old high school student was not armed when he was fatally shot by police after breaking into a home. The Oklahoma state medical examiner’s office identified the teen as Isaiah Mark Lewis. Police initially said he was an […]

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former Tulsa police officer who resigned after being acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed motorist Terence Crutcher was sworn in Thursday as a reserve deputy sheriff in a neighboring county. Wearing a firearm on her hip and dressed in a Rogers County Sheriff’s Office uniform, […]

  TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year was found not guilty Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter. Jurors acquitted Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby in the Sept. 16 shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher. Shelby said she fired her weapon out of fear because she said […]

A district court judge has called out the Tulsa police officer who allegedly killed Terence Crutcher for doing an interview about the case on national TV. According to the New York Daily News, Judge Doug Drummond had some harsh words for officer Betty Jo Shelby, who is accused of shooting an unarmed Terence to death. […]

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff’s deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun gun when he fatally shot an unarmed suspect last year was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison. A judge gave Robert Bates, 74, the maximum penalty recommended by jurors who last month convicted the wealthy […]

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Video released by investigators that shows an undercover sheriff’s deputy allegedly buying drugs from a man later killed by a volunteer officer amounts to “character assassination,” a civil rights advocate said Wednesday. The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office released several video clips Tuesday that show a man allegedly selling drugs and talking […]