Tulsa protests fill Peoria, person struck on I-44

TULSA, Okla. — Hundreds have gathered Saturday to call for justice and reform in light of police violence happening throughout the country in Tulsa’s Brookside neighborhood.

One protester was struck by a car after a march moved North to I-44 and spilled onto the highway.

I-44 was shut down westbound towards Riverside for several hours as the scene was cleared.

Police said that person received non-life threatening injuries.

All lanes of I-44 are back open.

Peaceful protesters led by Reverend Robert Turner and Tiffany Crutcher marched along Peoria from 41st to 34th in response to the recent killing of George Floyd.

Tiffany Crutcher is Terence Crutcher’s sister.

You may recall he was shot and killed by Tulsa police back in 2016.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd.

Tulsa protesters are asking the city for four things: they want a police oversight committee, several lawsuits settled including one involving the shooting of Terence Crutcher, greater investment in mental health training for the Tulsa Police Department, and the immediate end of the city’s contract with “Live PD”.

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