Terence Crutcher was shot and killed on September 16, 2016 by Officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa Oklahoma. He was unarmed and law enforcement was not called to the scene due to any misconduct from the victim. Officer Shelby admitted to being “afraid” of Terence Crutcher. Her perceived threat of Terence Crutcher resulted, moments later in his lifeless body lying on the street without aid. On May 17, 2017, Officer Shelby was found “not guilty” by a jury of her peers who admitted that the Officer was unfit to serve in law enforcement. On May 22, Officer Shelby returned to the Tulsa Police Department on desk duty and was awarded back pay for missed days of work. Her actions unearthed almost a century of racial tension in Tulsa and left 4 children without a father. His family is committed to ending the tragedies of police brutality and supporting families who have lost love ones to senseless gun violence.
The Terence Crutcher Foundation will host its 2nd Annual King Day celebration in partnership with Historic Vernon AME Church. We will present the 2020 MLK Trailblazer Award and Unity Choir. The keynote speaker will feature the former Mayor of Historic Tuskegee, Alabama, Mr. Omar Neal! Like Martin Luther King jr, we too have a dream that we shall overcome one day if we never lose hope. We look forward to seeing you at this power packed celebration!
Check out this great video
President of National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton, speaks to a large crowd in Tulsa, OK shortly after Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Tulsa Police officer, Betty Shelby
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