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In this image made from a Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 police video, Terence Crutcher, top, is pursued by police officers as he walk to an SUV in Tulsa, Okla. (Tulsa Police Department via AP)

The family of a man shot and killed by police in Tulsa demanded justice


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WATCH  | Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by police on Friday in Tulsa, Okla. Police dashcam video of his death released Monday sparked his family to call for justice, particularly the audio of an officer calling him a "big, bad dude."


Video captures Crutcher's death

In the video, officers surround Crutcher's stalled SUV, partially blocking the view of the dashcam. Later, Crutcher is hit with a stun gun. He is shot and killed by Officer Betty Shelby with his hands up.

Crutcher was unarmed. Police spokeswoman Jeanne MacKenzie said it wasn't clear what prompted Shelby to shoot. She did not turn on her dashcam. Initial reports said Crutcher wasn't obeying officers' commands. 

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the shooting. 

The family of a man shot and killed by police in Tulsa demanded justice

WATCH  KTUL recorded Tiffany Crutcher, attorney Benjamin Crump and Rev. Joey Crutcher, Terence's father, reacting to Terence's death.

U.S. Attorney Danny Williams Sr. said justice would be served in the investigation.

So I guess it's a crime, now to be a big black man now. My God, help us.
Attorney Benjamin Crump

Crump, who represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice after they were shot and killed by police, will represent the Crutchers. 

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Crutcher was actively involved in his church and worship band, his family said. 

"There are no words."

"He hadn't even broken a law."

Was Officer Shelby justified in shooting Terence Crutcher?

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