The charges were filed nearly a week after Officer Betty Shelby shot Terence Crutcher, 40, who was approached by police Sept. 16 as he stood in the middle of a road with a car that appeared to have stalled.
Shelby turned herself in at the Tulsa County jail Friday morning and was released on bond, KJRH reports. She has a court date set for next Friday.
The death drew nationwide and even global attention to Tulsa as a debate brewed over whether Crutcher was reaching for something inside his car window at the time of the incident. Crutcher's family members say they have viewed video of the shooting and that the windows were closed.
According to an affidavit, Shelby was responding as backup to a domestic call when she came upon Crutcher in the road with a vehicle blocking eastbound and westbound lanes. Shelby exited her vehicle and approached Crutcher, who was mumbling to himself and would not answer any questions, the affidavit said.
Crutcher kept putting his hands in his pockets and taking them out and then walked toward his vehicle with his hands up, according to the document. Shelby then pulled out her weapon as Office Tyler Turnbough arrived on the scene, announcing he was ready with a stun gun, according to the affidavit.
Crutcher then reached in a car window, after which Turnbough applied the stun gun and Shelby fired into Crutcher's right lung area, sending him falling to the ground, the affidavit reads.
"The officers at the scene found no weapons on or near Mr. Crutcher and no weapons were found near, inside, or in the vicinity of the vehicle," according to the document. "Officer Shelby made statements that she was in fear of her life and thought that Mr. Crutcher was going to kill her. When she began following Mr. Crutcher to the vehicle with her duty weapon drawn, she was yelling for him to stop and get on his knees repeatedly."