The Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer who walked free and received no punishment after shooting and killing unarmed black motorist Terence Crutcher announced on Friday that she will resign from the Tulsa Police Department. Good riddance to this killer cop.
Betty Shelby returned to active duty with a desk job after being acquitted in May of manslaughter, but she apparently doesn’t want to sit at a desk.
“Since being reinstated, I have found that sitting behind a desk, isolated from all my fellow officers and the citizens of Tulsa, is just not for me,” Shelby wrote in a statement released by a local police union, reported CNN.
“As I have stated before, the incident with Terence Crutcher was a tragedy for everyone involved, and I am sorry he lost his life,” she wrote. “I pray for healing for his family, I will continue to pray for the unity of our community, the safety of our citizens and our police officers.”
August 3 is Shelby’s last day as a police officer.
The police union, the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, released its own statement about Shelby’s resignation, according to the Tulsa World:
The Tulsa FOP Lodge 93 supports Officer Betty Jo Shelby as she takes this next step in her life. We are disappointed she feels can no longer continue her career as a Tulsa Police Officer, but we know this is the best move for her and her family.
Crutcher’s family is still seeking justice and has filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking damages as well as widespread reform within the Police Department.
At least if she decides to kill another unarmed black man with his hands up in the air, she might actually be held accountable by the justice system if se is no longer a cop.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)