MATT FERRANTO

An Incident @ Tulsa

An Incident @ Tulsa
2017
acrylic on polymer clay, wood
box 6 x 11 x 3¼ inches
figures approximately 2¼ inches tall

Officer Betty Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher on September 16, 2016. The incident on the North side of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Police responded to calls about an SUV stopped in the middle of a road and blocking traffic. Interactions between Terence Crutcher and police officers were filmed by police dashboard cameras and a police helicopter circling overhead; many images from these videos show Terence Crutcher with his hands over his head. Terence Crutcher died at a local hospital following the incident.