KOTV reports that Tulsa County District Judge Doug Drummond isn’t happy about Betty Shelby’s prime time interview with “60 Minutes.”
The judge reprimanded her in a written order on Thursday for speaking about the case.
Shelby told correspondent Bill Whitaker that she used lethal force on 40-year-old Terence Crutcher because she feared he was reaching inside his SUV for a gun.
Shelby also said Crutcher’s race had nothing to do with her decision to use lethal force.
Judge Doug Drummond issued the formal rebuke Thursday, cautioning attorneys that further publicity could jeopardize the chance of having an impartial trial.
Shelby has pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter. Her trial is scheduled to start May 8.