NY Daily News – A white Oklahoma police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man says the victim’s race played no role in her decision to pull the trigger.
“What I based everything on was his actions, his behaviors,” Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby tells CBS’ “60 Minutes” in a segment airing Sunday.
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