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The Latest: Acquitted Tulsa cop to receive back pay

TULSA, Okla. – The Last on a white Tulsa police officer who was acquitted of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man (all times are local):

4:30 pm

A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted of manslaughter after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man will receive back pay after the leave of absence since September.

Tulsa spokeswoman Michelle Brooks said Tuesday that the officer Betty Jo Shelby will get more than $ 35,000, minus taxes and other deductions. Shelby’s lawyer says that the payment has been processed.

Shelby was on unpaid leave since Sept. 22, when she was charged in the shooting of Terence Crutcher six days earlier.

Jurors acquitted Shelby last week, in Crutcher’s death.

Shelby said she shot Crutcher out of fear, in the assumption that he was up in his SUV for a gun. Crutcher does not have a gun on him or in his vehicle.

Prosecutors said Shelby overreacted.

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11:15 pm

A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted of manslaughter after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man is back on the power of the work a desk job.”

Tulsa officer Betty Shelby’s attorney, Shannon McMurray, said Tuesday that Shelby is working in an administrative role, but she refused to specify which task to care for the official of the security.

Jurors acquitted Shelby last week of Sept. 16 shooting of Terence Crutcher. Shelby said she shot Crutcher out of fear, in the assumption that he was up in his SUV for a gun.

Crutcher does not have a gun on him or in his vehicle. Prosecutors said Shelby overreacted.

Tulsa is the police decided Friday that Shelby back to the force, but couldn’t work patrolling the streets.

A police spokesman did not answer to a message Tuesday seeking comment.

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