Officer charged with manslaughter after shooting black Oklahoma man

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Associated Press

An Oklahoma police officer charged with manslaughter in last week's shooting death of an unarmed black man has surrendered to authorities.

Tulsa County jail records show that 42-year-old Betty Shelby turned herself in the early hours of the morning, hours after prosecutors charged her with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Terence Crutcher.

This undated file photo provided by the Tulsa Oklahoma Police Department shows officer Betty Shelby. Police say Tulsa officer Shelby fired the fatal shot that killed 40 year-old Terence Crutcher, Sept. 16, 2016. Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, charged Shelby,  a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. (Tulsa Police Department via AP, File)

This undated file photo provided by the Tulsa Oklahoma Police Department shows officer Betty Shelby.

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The records show Shelby, who is white, was booked at 1:11 am and released at 1:31 am after posting $68,000 bond.

District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler filed the charges yesterday afternoon against Shelby, saying the officer "reacted unreasonably" when she shot Crutcher, who did not have a gun.

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