Tulsa Protesters Call For Creation Of African American Commission

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 11:12 am
By: News On 6

Protesters gathered outside Tulsa's City Hall Wednesday morning calling for the formation of an African American Commission. 

They said they wanted justice after the recent fatal shooting of a Tulsa man by a Tulsa police officer.

Terence Crutcher was shot and killed Friday, and several protest gatherings have taken place after the police department released video tape of his death. The family reminds protesters that they want any protests to remain peaceful.

"Everybody know that when you walk toward the police, they tell you 'walk back to your car and put your hands on your car.' He did exactly what he was told to do," one protester said.

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Several churches are coming together for what they're calling a "Vigil For Justice" from 6 to 8 p.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church at 1228 West Apache.

The Tulsa City Council has canceled their Wednesday's evening's meeting so councilors can attend that vigil.  

City officials say all council business has been deferred to the following their next meeting on Wednesday, September 28 at 6 p.m.