OK: Jury acquits killer cop, nullifies law against murdering unarmed motorists

Source: New York Daily News

“A jury has declared police officer Betty Jo Shelby not guilty of manslaughter after she shot and killed Terence Crutcher. After hearing closing arguments in Shelby’s trial Wednesday morning, jurors had deliberated since noon, taking just over nine hours to arrive at the verdict for the killing that sparked nationwide outrage. … In their closing arguments, prosecutors noted that the other officers around her knew it was a ‘bad shoot’ after she killed the unarmed man. Shelby stopped after seeing Crutcher, a 40-year-old father of four, in the middle of a road on Sept. 16, opening fire after he refused commands to lie down. The officer, 43, has claimed she believed that the motorist, whose hands were seen up in video of the shooting, may have been reaching into his car for a gun.” (05/17/17)