‘We Will Achieve Justice,’ Says Tulsa Police Chief After Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police
“There was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect’s vehicle,” confirmed Police Chief Jordan at the news conference.
Law enforcement as well as the Justice Department are investigating the situation.
“I want to assure our community and people across the nation, we will achieve justice,” he added.
Tiffany Crutcher, twin sister of Crutcher, said her brother was not a bad person and was committed to making his family proud by earning his degree. She noted her brother died because of “negligence and incompetency and insensitivity” and demanded justice be served and that others demand these situations stop.“You wanna know who that ‘big bad dude’ was?” said Tiffany Crutcher at the news conference. “That big bad dude was my twin brother…A father…A son.”
Tulsa Police Public Information Officer Jeanne MacKenzie told CNN that the responding officers in the street thought Crutcher had reached his hands into the driver’s side window of the vehicle, suspected of having a gun in the car.
Officers Shelby and Turnbough are currently on paid leave.