Demands to hear the Equality Indicators report

The family of Terence Crutcher and other advocates for police reform on Thursday praised the City Council for voting to hold public meetings on the 2018 Equality Indicators report but said the format of the meetings is flawed. The council voted 9-0 Wednesday to conduct four public meetings, but no dates have been determined. Read the full story here.

No Civil Rights Charges for the Police officer who killed Terrance Crucher

Damario Solomon-Simmons, a lawyer for Mr. Crutcher’s family, said the decision highlighted the shortcomings of federal civil rights law. “Part of the problem is the bias in our system against African-Americans, but the problem is also how the law is structured,” he said in an interview. “It is almost an impossible burden to prove a federal civil rights violation, so …

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Attorney Solomon-Simmons Discusses Terence Crutcher Shooting and Impact of Police Shootings of Unarmed Black Men

Tulsa attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons appears with Nationally known Civil Rights attorney Benjamin L. Crump to discuss Tulsa’s response to Terence Crutcher killing and the impact of police shootings of Black men nationwide. The conversation was powerful, engaging, and transparent, and including Attorney Solomon-Simmons explaining how the shooting have personally impacted him as follows: “Right now we could be dressed in our …

Judge Rules Terence Crutcher Was Not Married At Time Of Death

AMY SLANCHIK, NEWS ON 6 A Tulsa County judge ruled the mother of Terence Crutcher’s children was not his wife. Judge Kurt Glassco ruled Frenchel Johnson was not Crutcher’s common-law wife and named Crutcher’s children as his heirs. Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Tulsa Police officer Betty Shelby in September. A different judge ruled last week that Shelby …