Attorneys for Betty Shelby ask to inspect Terence Crutcher's vehicle
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) –Officer Betty Shelby’s attorneys have filed a request inspect the vehicle driven by Terence Crutcher the day he was shot and killed.
The letter was filed Oct. 25 by attorney Shannon McMurray and sent to Tulsa Distract Attorney Kevin Gray. Court records show the request is to inspect the silver four-door Lincoln Navigator driven by Crutcher on Sept. 16. Shelby shot and killed Crutcher, 40, that night and later pleaded not guilty to a first-degree manslaughter charge.
After the shooting, a police spokesperson initially said Crutcher was reaching into his vehicle before Shelby shot him. Crutcher family attorney Benjamin Crump said enhanced video footage from the shooting shows the window on Crutcher's vehicle was up at the time of the shooting, but a source within the Tulsa Police Department said that wasn't the case.
Investigators found drugs in Crutcher's vehicle but did not find a weapon.
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