Civil rights activist Al Sharpton calls for immediate legal action against Tulsa, Oklahoma police after the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Sharpton: Tulsa police shooting “an outrage”
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Civil rights activist Al Sharpton in New York City called for an “immediate” trial against Tulsa, Oklahoma police who shot and killed an unarmed black man who had his hands in clear view at the time of his arrest.
Widely viewed police video of the shooting sparked demonstrations across the U.S., and fueled calls for the arrest of the police officer responsible.
The U.S. Justice Department launched a probe into the Oklahoma incident to see if officers’ use of force amounted to a civil rights violation.
Shooting victim Terence Crutcher’s twin sister, Tiffany, also spoke to reporters at the news conference organized by the National Action Network.
“We know that there was no gun in the car. We know he was unarmed. We know he was moving slow. We knew he didn’t commit a crime, like the New York bomber did — who’s still alive. We know all of those things, but my brother is dead,” said Crutcher.