Ohio PD chief vents frustrations over police shootings

KUSA - An Ohio Police chief is making waves on Twitter after he vented his frustrations about fatal police shootings in wake of the death of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed man who was shot in Oklahoma.

“As an officer I am so sick and drained of some cops doing things like this,” Rodney Muterspaw, a 26-veteran of the force in Middletown, Ohio, tweeted. “You are making us all look bad. STOP.”

The tweet has since been retweeted almost 10,000 times.

Muterspaw told his local paper that when “questionable” shootings like the one in Tulsa happen, “it sets us back every time and it’s hard to get a grip on what we are trying to do.” 

Crutcher was shot and killed on Friday by Tulsa Police. Officers say they were responding to a call of a vehicle abandoned in the middle of the road. Four officers are seen on video as Crutcher holds his hands in the air and walks away from officers, toward his stalled vehicle.

He is then seen falling to the ground. Police said Cruthcer didn’t follow their commands, and that one officer used a stun gun and another shot him.

Muterspaw said he plans to use this case - -and others that have sparked protests – as a training tool in his own department.

“Life is precious man,” he tweeted. “Sorry we don’t all agree. Compassion and empathy is eternally important. Just sick of seeing death & hate. #life.”

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