US PROSECUTORS charged an Oklahoma policewoman with manslaughter on Thursday over last week’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, which sparked angry protests.
Tulsa city officer Betty Shelby shot Terence Crutcher after his car broke down in the middle of a road.
Court documents alleged that she “reacted unreasonably by escalating the situation from a confrontation with Mr Crutcher, who was not responding to verbal commands and was walking away from her with his hands held up, becoming emotionally involved to the point that she overreacted.”
Meanwhile, the North Carolina city of Charlotte saw a third night of protests over Tuesday’s shooting of black man Keith Lamont Scott, despite a curfew and the deployment of National Guard troops on the streets.
Police allowed peaceful demonstrations demanding the release of police video footage of the shooting to continue past the midnight curfew.
However, several dozen protesters who tried to block a motorway were pushed back by riot police.