Clinton, Trump decry latest police shootings of black men

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Clinton, Trump decry latest police shootings of black men

In that case, an officer used a stun gun on Crutcher twice while he was face down on the ground because the officer said Crutcher didn't comply with at least three orders to show his hands, a police affidavit states.

It wasn't enough to save his life. Crutcher, an unarmed 40-year old Black man, was shot with his hands up, according to video. The killing was captured on a police video.

"The Justice Department is committed to investigating allegations of force by law enforcement officers and will devote whatever resources are necessary to ensure that all allegations of serious civil rights violations are fully and completely investigated", he said.

Terence Crutcher, 40, was shot dead next to his stalled auto last Friday. Crutcher didn't respond, simply dropping his head while continuing to look at Shelby, "kind of under his brow", Wood said.

"I called him 'Crutch, '" Lauderdale said Wednesday.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Crutcher was due to start a music appreciation class last Friday at Tulsa Community College. They said he lived with four young children, cooked big barbecue meals that he'd share with neighbors and belted out hymns in his driveway - fine-tuning the songs before performing them at church. "They said the conversation was pleasant". With overnight rioting in Charlotte triggered by the shooting there, a US city is again racked by violence and fury amid the spectacle of a community's open contempt for the police. His hands are up, As officers approach, Crutcher appears to place his hands on the vehicle before the officers surround him. No body camera footage exists, because Tulsa police have not implemented the devices for officers, despite receiving a federal grant to do so a year ago.

We the People plans to schedule their next meeting with the Tulsa County district attorney, Lewis said. "We need unity & leadership". We're a faith-based family. "I got a subject who won't show me his hands", but nothing captures what went on between Shelby and Crutcher prior to other officers showing up.

Crump previously represented the families of black shooting victims Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

The shooting of Terence Crutcher, 40, by Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby after his sport utility vehicle broke down on Friday, was the latest in a series of fatal shootings that have raised questions of racial bias in USA policing. The police encountered Crutcher after coming across his vehicle stopped in the middle of a road in Tulsa.

Clinton's Republican opponent, Donald Trump, also reacted to Crutcher's death on Wednesday, saying in OH that he was "very troubled" by the fatal shooting.

On the program geared at African Americans the Democratic presidential candidate said she can perhaps steer the conversation in the right direction by speaking "directly to white people" and saying, 'Look, this is not who we are'. There's no clear, standard formula investigators can rely on to answer the question of whether an officer's belief that he or she's in peril is reasonable, a former federal prosecutor in Chicago said.

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