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 family and friends of Terence Crutcher is excited to host the 2nd Annual Terence Crutcher Foundation Memorial Gala on Friday, September 28, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma! The Gala will highlight the vision and mission of the foundation and honor a variety of civil rights leaders & activists within the local community and across the nation!
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Terence Crutcher Jr participates in the protests of his father. "That Bad Dude was my daddy"
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