The twin sister of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man shot and killed by a white police officer last week in Tulsa, said Wednesday that officer must be prosecuted aggressively, NBC News reported.
Tiffany Crutcher slammed the officers present at the time of her brother's death on MSNBC today, saying he never had a chance in his encounter with police. The shooting sparked outrage in Tulsa and around the country after video footage were released Monday showing Crutcher with his hands in the air as one officer used a Taser on him and another fired her gun at him.
Crutcher's sister said her brother was "prejudged," as an officer flying a helicopter overhead can be heard on video saying, "That looks like a bad dude, too."
While a lawyer for Betty Shelby, the officer who shot Crutcher, has maintained that she believed him to be under the influence of a narcotic, his family says he was waiting for help for his car, and that shooting Crutcher was not an appropriate response to intoxication.