Betty Shelby, who shot and killed Terence Crutcher, is officially a cop again
Betty Shelby is returning to law enforcement. If the significance of the name somehow escapes you, Shelby is the former Tulsa police officer who shot an unarmed Terence Crutcher and was found not guilty by a jury.
In a move that’s not all that surprising once you consider the culture of police departments, a nearby department has jumped in to offer her a job, according to the Tulsa World. Shelby will join the neighboring Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Scott Walton.
According to NBC News, it’s not yet clear what responsibilities Shelby will have or if she’ll be allowed on the streets.
In other news, Shelby’s husband, who was also a Tulsa police officer, was riding in a helicopter above the shooting and also resigned from the department. Tulsa World reports that he’s now working for the Creek County Sheriff’s Office.