US officer cleared in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

US officer cleared in fatal shooting of unarmed black manA white police officer in the southern city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American man, US news reports said Thursday. Officer Betty Shelby was charged in September with killing Terence Crutcher, whose car had broken down on a Tulsa street. Shelby said she shot 40-year-old Crutcher because she feared for her life, thinking he was reaching for a gun in his vehicle.



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