Back in May 18th, According to Fox 23 news reports, A jury found a Tulsa police officer not guilty of first degree manslaughter in the shooting death of
Officials and people connected to the case responded to the jury’s decision.
The defense had moved for a mistrial in the case, but a judge denied it. The judge also denied the jury’s request to explain how they came to their conclusion
The jury delivered their verdict after nearly 10 hours of deliberation starting just after noon Wednesday.
Here’s an update on the situation.
An Oklahoma police officer acquitted of manslaughter after fatally shooting an unarmed man will receive back pay after being on leave since September.
Tulsa spokeswoman Michelle Brooks said Tuesday that officer Betty Jo Shelby will be getting more than $35,000, minus taxes and other deductions. Shelby’s attorney says the payment is being processed.