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Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan Seeks Calm After Terrence Crutcher Death

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Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan released video showing the shooting death of Terrence Crutcher by police. (Screengrab via Newson6.com)

By    |   Monday, 19 Sep 2016 05:30 PM

After family members and others called for the arrest of the police officer who shot unarmed black man Terrence Crutcher, Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Chief Chuck Jordan asked for calm and for any protests to be peaceful.

Crutcher, 40, was shot Friday by female officer Betty Shelby after he allegedly refused to follow any of the commands she and a fellow officer gave. Officer Tyler Turnbough reportedly used a Taser on Crutcher, and a shot was later fired by Shelby.

Dashboard video of the shooting was later released in which Crutcher was shown with his hands raised and walking toward the officers, according to Tulsa World.

Many who have seen the videos did not see any grounds for officers to shoot. The community has expressed outrage about the shooting, and leaders fear that violence may result.

Jordan asked for calm and assured the community that the shooting will be fully investigated, according to NewsOn6, an Oklahoma news station. Officer Shelby is now on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

In a news conference held by city leaders, Jordan said he understands and welcomes protests, but wants them to remain peaceful. Mayor Dewey Bartlett said Gov. Mary Fallin has offered the city whatever resources it needs to handle the investigation.

U.S. Attorney Danny Williams also said the federal government will be conducting its own separate investigation into the shooting.

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After family members and others called for the arrest of the police officer who shot unarmed black man Terrence Crutcher, Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Chief Chuck Jordan asked for calm and for any protests to be peaceful.
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