Betty Shelby's lawyer said it was important for the "smear" on her name to be removed from public view.
The shooting, which was caught on video, showed Crutcher had his hands above his head moments before he was shot.
If we are going to rely on law enforcement as emergency intervention for acute mental illness and substance abuse, then we must provide every officer with the training and resources to make sure those encounters end in help for the ill, rather than death. Oklahoma, and the entire nation, needs reform for officer training.
Crutcher was unarmed.
There is a double standard in how we talk about the characters of cops vs. their civilian suspects of color.