NAACP Responds to Muskogee Officer Involved Shooting
Tulsa's NCAAP is speaking out after the Muskogee officer-involved fatal shooting. The president, Pleas Thompson says it is proof there is a 'shoot first, ask questions later' culture.
Thompson sat down with Channel 8 to view the raw video that Muskogee police released. He feels the officer could have avoided shooting, since Terrance Walker was seen running away.
Thompson says the shooting only damages the relationship between the community and the police department.
"Police, as well as elected officials, have to be more sensitive that you know there is this mentality out there of shoot first and ask questions later and I think emphasis should be placed on trying to take those people alive," he said.
Thompson says there have always been police officer involved shootings, but that now there is a heightened awareness.