The Latest: Cop acquitted in death to return to duty Monday

The Latest on the not guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial of a white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

An attorney for a white Oklahoma police officer acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man plans to return to work Monday.

Shannon McMurray says Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby will be back after the police chief announced her return to duty, although she won't be allowed on street patrol.

Jurors acquitted Shelby on Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter in the death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher. She had been on unpaid leave since Sept. 22.

The district attorney said Shelby overreacted in using deadly force because Crutcher had his hands up and showed no aggression toward her.

Shelby says she shot Crutcher in fear that he appeared to reach inside the window of his stalled SUV for what she thought was a gun. No weapon was found.

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12:10 p.m.

A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black man will be allowed to return to duty, but not on patrol.

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan issued a statement Friday making the announcement in regards to officer Betty Jo Shelby.

A jury on Wednesday found Shelby not guilty of manslaughter in the death of Terence Crutcher.

Shelby said she fired her weapon out of fear because Crutcher ignored her commands to lie down and appeared to reach inside his SUV for what she thought was a gun.

But prosecutors said Shelby overreacted.

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11:55 a.m.

Jurors who acquitted a white Oklahoma police officer of killing an unarmed black man last year say the officer could have used a less-lethal method to subdue him that could have saved his life.

The foreman of the jury that found Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby not guilty of manslaughter in the death of Terence Crutcher on Wednesday also says in a letter that jurors weren't comfortable with the idea that Shelby was "blameless" in Crutcher's death.

The three-page memo was filed Friday in court. The foreman and others don't identify themselves in the memo.

Shelby's defense attorney acknowledged that Shelby could have fired a stun gun instead of a firearm but said the officer had to make a "split-second" decision because Shelby thought Crutcher was armed. No gun was found.

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8 a.m.

Tulsa community leaders say the acquittal of a white Oklahoma police officer who killed an unarmed black man ripped open a long-festering wound.

From the mayor's office to schools and churches, race relations have been terrible in Oklahoma's second-largest city for well over a century.

So black community leaders on Thursday welcomed Mayor G.T. Bynum's mention of racial disparities on the day after a jury of Tulsans found officer Betty Jo Shelby not guilty of manslaughter. Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher in the middle of a city street after observing his disabled SUV in September.

Shelby said she fired her weapon out of fear because Crutcher ignored her commands to lie down and appeared to reach inside his SUV for what she thought was a gun.

But prosecutors said Shelby overreacted. They said Crutcher had his hands in the air and wasn't combative, part of which was confirmed by police video taken from a dashboard camera and helicopter that showed Crutcher walking away from Shelby, hands held above his head.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016 file photo, a man holds a copy of the program for the funeral of Terence Crutcher during services to honor him in Tulsa, Okla., Crutcher was fatally shot Sept. 16 by Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby. A jury on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, found Shelby not guilty in Crutcher's death. His death was among a series across the U.S. involving black people in recent years that spurred a national debate over race and policing. Sue Ogrocki File AP Photo Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, left, listens as Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan speaks during a press conference, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla., about the not guilty verdict in Tulsa police office Betty Jo Shelby's manslaughter trial. A jury on Wednesday acquitted Shelby, a white Oklahoma police officer who says she fired out of fear last year, when she killed Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man with his hands held above his head. Tulsa World via AP Mike Simons Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan speaks during a press conference, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla., about the not guilty verdict in Tulsa police office Betty Jo Shelby's manslaughter trial. A jury on Wednesday acquitted Shelby, a white Oklahoma police officer who says she fired out of fear last year, when she killed Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man with his hands held above his head. Tulsa World via AP Mike Simons Protestors gather in front of the Mayo Hotel after a not guilty verdict for Tulsa Police Officer Betty Jo Shelby is announced at the Tulsa County Courthouse Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla. Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has called for calm after a jury found a Tulsa police officer not guilty in the shooting of an unarmed black man last year. Tulsa World via AP Ian Maule Tiffany Crutcher, sister of Terence Crutcher, and Benjamin Crump speak during a press conference in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday, May 18, 2017 after a Wednesday not guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial of Betty Shelby, a white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man. Crutchers' family has called on Tulsa city leadership to block Shelbyfrom returning to her job. Tulsa World via AP Stephen Pingry Shannon McMurray, left, and Scott Wood, defense attorneys for Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby, leave the courtroom following a motion in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man. Shelby was found not guilty. Sue Ogrocki AP Photo A group of protesters block Denver Ave. near the Tulsa County Courthouse following the not guilty verdict in Betty Jo Shelby's manslaughter trial in Tulsa, Okla., on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has called for calm after a jury on Wednesday found a Tulsa police officer not guilty in the shooting of an unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, last year. Tulsa World via AP Mike Simons 1 of 7

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