These jurors are feeling the wrath after letting Officer Betty Shelby off the hook for murder.
Many of us are still feeling outraged after a juror decided that Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer Betty Shelby was not guilty for the death of Terence Crutcher. Shelby shot and killed Crutcher while he had his hands up, walked away because she “feared for her life.”
According to KFOR, the jurors are explaining why they thought the not guilty verdict was fitting.
“The jury concluded that any officer put in that situation at that exact moment and regardless of the skin color, gender or size of the suspect, would have performed the same way, which is in accordance with their law enforcement training,” wrote the foreman.
If this makes you puzzle, they admit they were curious to see why Shelby didn’t use a taser instead of deadly force but as you can see that didn’t play in the part of their final decision.
“Some jurors “could never get comfortable” with saying Shelby was blameless in the death because it appeared she could have used a Taser in the moments before Crutcher reached into the vehicle, the letter said.
“However, there was no evidence presented that her extensive training allowed such an option,” the letter said. “The jury could not, beyond a reasonable doubt, conclude that she did anything outside of her duties and training as a police officer in that situation.”
Nine white people and three black people made up the juror. It’s safe to say they all don’t see a problem with the police killing unarmed black men as long as they say they were scared.