A verdict has been reached in the Officer Betty Shelby Manslaughter Trial. John Durkee is in our newsroom. She said she believed Crutcher was under the influence of PCP at the time. "I have four grandchildren that are at home now, that have lost their daddy". She also contended through her lawyer she was suffering from "auditory exclusion" and did not hear other officers arrive and one state that he had his Taser ready.
An autopsy showed that Crutcher had 96 nanograms per milliliter of PCP in his bloodstream at the time of his death, and police said they found a vial of it in his SUV. "There's still a family that has dealt with a tragedy here, the Crutchers, and we still extend our deepest sympathies to them". She denied race was a factor in the killing and insisted her actions were driven entirely by the behavior of the man she shot, Terence Crutcher, 40, after his auto was left blocking a road.
Defense attorney Shannon McMurray said Shelby shot Crutcher because she thought he was reaching into his SUV for a gun.
Approximately 100 people gathered outside the courthouse to protest the decision late Wednesday night.
In an April interview on 60 Minutes, Shelby denied that Crutcher's race played a factor in her decision to shoot him.
Crutcher's family was seen leaving the courtroom visibly emotional after the verdict.
McMurray elicited groans from the gallery last week when she asked an investigator if a screwdriver found on the center console of Crutcher's vehicle could be considered a weapon.
Crutcher's vehicle had reportedly broken down. Tulsa Police Department Fraternal Order of Police Chairman Jerad Lindsey said "this is not a celebratory moment".
Crutcher did not comply with her commands to "show me your hands", she testified. During her testimony, Shelby said she arrived on the scene and cleared the vehicle, not seeing anyone inside.
Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler, who charged Shelby with first-degree manslaughter in the heat of passion on September 22, has argued that Shelby, who is white, unreasonably shot Crutcher, who was black, out of fear. Shortly before he was shot Mr. Crutcher had stopped his S.U.V.in the middle of a North Tulsa street and got out.
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