Tulsa cop not guilty in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

(CNN) Betty Shelby, the Tulsa police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, was found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter by a jury late Wednesday.

A jury deliberated for nine hours before announcing its verdict.

Shelby, who is white, was charged last September with felony manslaughter in the shooting of Terence Crutcher, 40.

Police said Crutcher failed to obey commands, and Shelby testified she thought Crutcher was reaching for something in his SUV.

Tulsa cop not guilty in fatal shooting of unarmed black man
Source: WND