, 40, was shot and killed by a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer, Betty Shelby
, after his car stopped on the side of the road. Photos that Crutcher posted on Facebook show the human side of the unarmed man who was captured on video with his arms up. Tulsa police released videos in the shooting on September 19, and they immediately provoked community outcry as well as calls for justice from Crutcher's family. In a news conference on September 19, Crutcher's twin sister, Tiffany, called for Shelby to be prosecuted (the shooting remains under investigation, including by the U.S. Department of Justice). She said, “After watching the video and seeing what actually happened,” Tiffany said. “We asked for facts. We asked for answers, and we clearly got it through the video and we are truly devastated. The entire family is devastated. And, you all want to know who that big bad dude was.” She continued: “That bid bad dude was my twin brother. That big bad dude was a father. That big bad dude was a son. That big bad dude was enrolled at Tulsa Community College just wanting to make us proud. That big dad dude loved God. That big bad dude was at church singing with all of his flaws every week. That big bad dude – that’s who he was.” Police Chief Chuck Jordan, in a Monday news conference, said: “I want to assure our community, and I want to assure all of you and people across the nation who are going to be looking at this, we will achieve justice, period.” The Tulsa World newspaper said
the chief labeled the videos “very disturbing” and “very difficult to watch.” ABC News said
"initial police briefings indicated Crutcher was not obeying officers' commands," but added that the police spokeswoman said September 19 that "she didn't know what Crutcher was doing that prompted police to shoot." You can watch the videos in the case here.