Homicide

Not guilty plea entered in Tulsa officer's manslaughter case

  • Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby is led from the Tulsa County Sheriff's office into a courtroom in the Tulsa County courthouse, in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Shelby is charged with first degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16, 2016 killing of Terence Crutcher. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby is led from the Tulsa County Sheriff's office into a courtroom in the Tulsa County courthouse, in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Shelby is charged with first degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16, 2016 killing of Terence Crutcher. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • The Rev. Joey Crutcher, left, and his wife, Leanna Crutcher, right, the parents of Terence Crutcher, are led from a courtroom following the arraignment of Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Shelby is charged with first degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16, 2016 killing of Terence Crutcher. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    The Rev. Joey Crutcher, left, and his wife, Leanna Crutcher, right, the parents of Terence Crutcher, are led from a courtroom following the arraignment of Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Shelby is charged with first degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16, 2016 killing of Terence Crutcher. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • The Rev. Joey Crutcher, left, the father of Terence Crutcher, and his daughter Tiffany Crutcher, right, the sister of Terence Crutcher, wait in a hallway in the Tulsa County courthouse for the arraignment of Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Shelby is charged with first degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16, 2016 killing of Terence Crutcher. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    The Rev. Joey Crutcher, left, the father of Terence Crutcher, and his daughter Tiffany Crutcher, right, the sister of Terence Crutcher, wait in a hallway in the Tulsa County courthouse for the arraignment of Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Shelby is charged with first degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16, 2016 killing of Terence Crutcher. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of an Oklahoma police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.

Tulsa officer Betty Shelby did not say anything at her first court appearance Friday, other than acknowledging her name. Her attorney, Shannon McMurray, entered the not guilty plea on her behalf.

Shelby is charged in the Sept. 16 death of Terence Crutcher, whose family sat in the first two rows of the courtroom Friday in Tulsa. Prosecutors allege Shelby acted unreasonably when she shot the 40-year-old Crutcher after she encountered his vehicle abandoned on the street.

Shelby, who is white, told investigators she feared for her life.

Shelby's next court appearance is set for Nov. 29.