Family, attorneys respond to Oklahoma officer charged in shooting death of Terence Crutcher

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TULSA, Okla. - The family and attorneys have responded to an Oklahoma officer being charged in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher.

A press conference was held later Thursday in Tulsa, where sister Tiffany Crutcher and attorneys Damario Simmons and Melvin Hall released statements.

Simmons began by saying, while they are appreciative, this is only the beginning:

"Today, we are thankful, and we are happy," he said. "But, let me clear, the family wants and deserves full justice, and full justice requires not just charges but a vigorous prosecution and a conviction."

"We know that nothing will bring Terence back," he said. "It's not just about hashtags. It's about people."

Hall went on to say "this is the maximum charge that could have been filed:"

"Our original analysis of this case have been vindicated and verified," he said. "She knew that the vehicle had been cleared and it's evident, from the photograph and the video, that the window was all the way up."

Tiffany continued by saying this is a "small victory:"

"Our goal now, as a family, is to ensure this never happens to another citizen," she said. "We will stay vigilant as this process moves forward and join the other peacefully in demanding greater accountability and transparency from law enforcement."

"We're going to break the chains of injustice. We're going to break the chains of police brutality. The chain breaks right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma," she said. "We got to get ready to fight this war. Today, we can change this nation. We can heal this nation."

The conference concluded with a request of body cameras and more training for officers.

Another peaceful protest is set for Tuesday in Tulsa.