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Mother arrested, child found safe after Tulsa stabbing

Mother arrested, child found safe after Tulsa stabbingTULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police on Tuesday arrested a woman who they say bound and gagged her three daughters, stabbed the eldest repeatedly and set their house on fire.



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Tulsa cop cleared in killing of unarmed black man resigns

Tulsa cop cleared in killing of unarmed black man resignsOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A white Oklahoma police officer recently acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black man submitted her resignation from the Tulsa police department Friday, saying the desk job where she had been assigned made her feel isolated from fellow officers.



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Tulsa Cop Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Black Man Resigns

Tulsa Cop Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Black Man ResignsOfficer Betty Shelby will resign effective August 3



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Oklahoma jury that acquitted Tulsa officer says she had non-deadly options

Oklahoma jury that acquitted Tulsa officer says she had non-deadly optionsOfficer Betty Shelby, 43, was found not guilty on Wednesday of manslaughter by a Tulsa jury after a week-long trial for killing Terence Crutcher, 40, in September 2016. “While Officer Shelby made a justifiable decision at the very moment she pulled the trigger according to her training, when reviewing the moments before she discharged her weapon, the jury wonders and some believe that she had other options available to subdue Mr. Crutcher before he reached his car,” the jury foreperson said in a letter to court. The four-page letter filed last Friday with the Tulsa County District Court Clerk’s Office was given to Judge Doug Drummond on Wednesday during deliberations, with the initial request that it be read aloud when the verdict had been rendered.



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Tulsa braces for protests after officer acquitted for killing unarmed man

Tulsa braces for protests after officer acquitted for killing unarmed manPolice in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were preparing for protests on Thursday after a white officer was acquitted by a jury of killing an unarmed black man in a case that stirred tensions over racial bias in policing. Officer Betty Shelby, 43, who is white, was found not guilty by a jury on Wednesday night on a charge of manslaughter after a week-long trial for fatally shooting Terence Crutcher, an African-American, in September 2016 after his car was blocking a road. Shelby has insisted her actions were driven entirely by the behavior of the man she shot.



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White Tulsa police officer acquitted over fatal shooting of unarmed black

White Tulsa police officer acquitted over fatal shooting of unarmed blackAn Oklahoma jury on Wednesday found a white Tulsa police officer not guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in a confrontation caught on video last September, stoking a national debate over racial bias in law enforcement. Betty Shelby, 43, was acquitted after a week-long trial. Lawyers for Shelby have said she believed that Crutcher may have been trying to reach through a partially open window for a weapon in the vehicle when she shot him.



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Jury acquits Tulsa cop in shooting of unarmed black man

Jury acquits Tulsa cop in shooting of unarmed black manTULSA, Okla. (AP) — A jury on Wednesday acquitted a white Oklahoma police officer who says she fired out of fear last year when she killed an unarmed black man with his hands held above his head.



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Tulsa police officer's manslaughter trial goes to jury

Tulsa police officer's manslaughter trial goes to juryAn Oklahoma jury began deliberations on Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of a white Tulsa police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in an incident caught on video that stoked the debate over racial bias in U.S. policing. Officer Betty Shelby, 43, faces at least four years to life in prison if convicted of manslaughter in the September 2016 killing of Terence Crutcher, then 40, whose car was blocking a road. In the videos, Crutcher can be seen with his hands in the air and walking away from Shelby before he was shot.



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Tulsa cop facing trial for killing black man says race not a factor

Tulsa cop facing trial for killing black man says race not a factorIn an unusual appearance on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday, officer Betty Shelby insisted her actions, captured on videotape, were driven entirely by the behavior of the man she shot, Terence Crutcher. Although the footage showed Crutcher, 40, had his hands in the air as he stood beside his car in a roadway just before Shelby shot him, she said the video fails to show clearly that he suddenly reached into the vehicle in what she believed was an attempt to grab a weapon. It was that move, and his repeated failure to heed her commands, that led Shelby, 42, to use lethal force.



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Hearing for Tulsa oral surgeon in suspected hepatitis exposure case postponed

The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry hearing for Tulsa oral surgeon W. Scott Harrington, who may have exposed at least 7,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, has been postponed to January, said Susan Rogers, executive director of the board.
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