Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler has filed first-degree manslaughter charges against Tulsa Police officer Betty Shelby for the shooting death of Terence Crutcher less than a week after he was shot, he did so before the investigation was complete.
The lead detective on the Terence Crutcher officer-involved shooting death says he’s still working on his investigation, hours after the Tulsa County district attorney filed a first-degree manslaughter charge against Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby.
Homicide detective Sgt. Dave Walker told 2 Works for You he expects to finish his report on Friday. He said it’s unusual for the district attorney’s office to file charges without his completed report, and that this is the first time he’s seen it happen.
For his part Kunzweiler denies it is unusual to file charges before the police finish an investigation. But given the political pressure from the Social justice Warriors and one must wonder about the motivation. Did fear of “unrest” make Kunzweiler feel intimidated?
Instead, Kunzweiler seems to have rushed to charge Officer Betty Shelby before the police investigation was complete, and before Terence Crutcher’s toxicology report is complete… and perhaps most importantly, before the weekend, where mass demonstrations and possible riots could have erupted.
This is the biggest concern over the BLM protests, and riots, etc. That law enforcement will stop enforcing laws out of fear for their future and safety. And that DA’s will press charges just to appease the agitators, which would demoralize officers and embolden criminals. The BLM movement is, at least in large part, and assault on both law enforcement and our justice system. This is dangerous ground we are finding ourselves on. No one would deny that police officers that shoot suspects in an unjustified fashion ought to face the legal penalties. But, justice must be blind, it must not be allowed to be politicized, and that is what is happening in America. And yes, if you are ever forced to use a firearm in self-defense, you might be facing this “social” justice, which, of course, is not about justice at all.