Posted on August 10, 2017

Ex-Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby, Acquitted in Fatal Shooting, to Work for Sheriff’s Office

Associated Press, August 10, 2017

A white former Tulsa police officer who resigned after being acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man is going to work for the sheriff’s office in a neighboring county.

Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton told reporters in Tulsa that Betty Shelby will work for his office.


Shelby, 43, was found not guilty in May of manslaughter in the September shooting death of Terence Crutcher. Shelby was on patrol Sept. 16, 2016, when she shot Crutcher as he stood near his SUV in the middle of a Tulsa street.

She returned to the Tulsa Police Department in an administrative position, but resigned in July.


Walton is a former Tulsa police officer and a vocal supporter of Shelby as she awaited trial.