A former Tulsa police officer who was acquitted of manslaughter for shooting and killing an unarmed man has been sworn in as a reserve deputy with the Rogers County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Scott Walton announced Wednesday night that Betty Shelby would be joining his office. In a trial that got national attention, Shelby was acquitted of manslaughter in the 2016 shooting death of Terence Crutcher, who was under the influence of PCP but was unarmed when his vehicle was stopped in the middle of a north Tulsa road.
At her swearing-in Thursday, Shelby thanked the Rogers County Sheriff's Office for giving her a chance to continue serving Oklahoma citizens. Her position is unpaid.