VIDEO: Attorney for Tulsa Officer Says Man Ignored Commands, Touched Pockets Before Fatal Shooting
An attorney for an Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot a man Friday said the man ignored officers' commands, kept touching his pocket and was reaching through a window of his SUV when he was killed.
Police video from the incident Friday shows 40-year-old Terence Crutcher walking away from the officers and toward his SUV with his hands up then approaching the side of his vehicle, before an officer shocks him with a stun gun and he is fatally shot. Police were called to the scene to respond to a report of a stalled vehicle.
Police Chief Chuck Jordan announced Monday, before the video and audio recordings were released, that Crutcher had no weapon on him or in his SUV when he was shot, WBUR TV reports.