GALLERY: Tulsa reacts to Betty Shelby’s not guilty verdict
Images after the acquittal, May 17, 2017
Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby on September 16, 2016. On May 17, 2017, Shelby was acquitted of first-degree manslaughter by a jury of 12. These photos, except for the first, cover the immediate reaction to the verdict announcement, which was read about 9:50 p.m. after nine hours of deliberations. Photographer Joseph Rushmore described the scene downtown as "anger and heartbreak in the streets."