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TULSA, Okla. — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 40-year-old black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last week is formally facing a manslaughter charge.

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced Thursday that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of Officer Betty Shelby. The officer, who has been with Tulsa police since 2011, fatally shot Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16, according to authorities.

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Video released by police showed Crutcher with his hands up.


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Kunzweiller said arrangements are being made with her lawyer to turn herself in to authorities.

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