Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Terence Crutcher Hands Up Tulsa Police Shooting

Terence Crutcher Hands Up Tulsa Police Shooting --- ===

Shooting of Terence Crutcher On September 16, 2016, Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old black man, was fatally shot by white police officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was unarmed standing near SUV stopped in middle of street but did not respond to commands to step away from his vehicle as he tried to get inside.Police stated that Crutcher kept reaching into his pocket, refused to show his hands, walked towards his vehicle despite being told to stop, and then angled towards and reached into his vehicle. Critics have disputed this. she thought Crutcher might be under the influence of PCP based on what she learned during her drug-recognition training. Crutcher's father had stated in a 2012 affidavit that his son had a history of PCP use. t Terence Crutcher had "acute phencyclidine (PCP) intoxication" at the time of the shooting. The report stated that Crutcher had 96 nanograms per milliliter of PCP in his blood at the time of death. [29] The report also indicated that tenocyclidine (TCP), a psychostimulant and hallucinogen which is more potent than PCP, was present.[30]

Alternative theory:  Was it staged terrorist attack on police? Martyrdom operation to prove that black man holding hands up can still get shot for being black?  he officer recording the video also comments that Crutcher was "still walking" and police may have to "taser" him. It appears that the window is rolled up, but Crutcher is attempting to enter the vehicle while three officers have weapons drawn.

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  • Black Lives Matter
  • Criminal record: Truth About Terence Crutcher Comes Out... It's BAD for ... conservativetribune  Crutcher had a hefty criminal record before he was shot. In fact, he had just been released in May after nine years in prison for drug trafficking, ... He had a lengthy criminal rap sheet that included things like DUI, resisting, drug trafficking, public intoxication and shooting a firearm with intent to kill and  numerous open warrants at the time of his death. Crutcher also had a history of resisting arrest.
  • Drugs:  PCP had been recovered from Crutcher's car. Terence Crutcher had "acute phencyclidine (PCP) intoxication" at the time of the shooting. The report stated that Crutcher had 96 nanograms per milliliter of PCP in his blood at the time of death. [29] The report also indicated that tenocyclidine (TCP), a psychostimulant and hallucinogen which is more potent than PCP, was present.[30]
  • Hands up: "Mr. Crutcher’s actions may not have warranted the shot fired by Officer Shelby, but it is clear, that his hands were not raised when he was shot, but down by his side."

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Cop Who Shot Terence Crutcher Has History Of Drug Use, Domestic 
There is a double standard in how we talk about the characters of cops vs. their civilian suspects of color www.huffingtonpost.com


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Criminal Record[edit]

A few people have tried to add Crutcher's entire rap sheet to the article. It's completely WP:UNDUE and frankly has the appearance of placing blame on Crutcher for past actions. EvergreenFir (talk) 14:49, 22 September 2016 (UTC)I just removed it again. I agree with you. – Muboshgu (talk) 20:19, 22 September 2016 (UTC)


has the appearance of placing blame on Crutcher for past actions.He has a track record of resisting arrest. The whole controversy surrounds whether or not he was resisting arrest and not following police orders. He has a track record of doing this. How is it not relevant? — Preceding unsigned comment added by85.182.223.142 (talk) 06:53, September 23, 2016‎What he did years ago is not relevant to what happened this week. Mentioning his criminal history suggests that he is guilty of something, when there are plenty of other strong explanations that you'd leave out, meaning WP:UNDUE weight and WP:POV. – Muboshgu (talk) 16:17, 23 September 2016 (UTC)


"We do not eliminate flight as a factor in the reasonable suspicion analysis whenever a black male is the subject of an investigatory stop. However, in such circumstances, flight is not necessarily probative of a suspect's state of mind or consciousness of guilt. Rather, the finding that black males in Boston are disproportionately and repeatedly targeted for FIO [Field Interrogation and Observation] encounters suggests a reason for flight totally unrelated to consciousness of guilt. Such an individual, when approached by the police, might just as easily be motivated by the desire to avoid the recurring indignity of being racially profiled as by the desire to hide criminal activity. Given this reality for black males in the city of Boston, a judge should, in appropriate cases, consider the report's findings in weighing flight as a factor in the reasonable suspicion calculus."[1]


He also had a history of resisting arrest. Behold the rap sheet:
  • 1996 Shooting with intent to kill — Dismissed
  • 2001 Petit larceny — Conviction
  • 2004 Driving while suspended — Conviction
  • 2005 Driving while suspended, resisting officer — Conviction
  • 2006 Driving while suspended — Conviction
  • Driving with open container — Dismissed
  • 2006 Trafficking in illegal drugs — Conviction. (He was also charged in that incident with assault on a police officer and resisting, but that was dismissed.)
  • 2011 Public intoxication (while in prison for drug trafficking) — Conviction
  • 2012 Public intoxication — Conviction
  • Obstructing an officer — Conviction
  • 2013 DUI — Conviction
  • Resisting officer — Conviction
  • Open Container — Conviction
  • Failure to wear seatbelt — Conviction
  • Speeding — Conviction
Take a look at the numerous open warrants for Crutcher. These Aug. 30 warrants were active at the time of his death, and as you can see in the graphic below, they included things like DUI, resisting, drug trafficking and public intoxication.


The media are actively pushing the narrative that Crutcher had his hands up and that the police shot him anyway.

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  • Heavy: Terence Crutcher: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Heavy  Terence Crutcher was fatally shot by Tulsa, Oklahoma, police Officer Betty Shelby after his car broke down Friday. Crutcher, 40, was unarmed, his family says.  Click here to read more
  • IJR: ijr: Hillary Blames 'Systemic Racism' for Tulsa Police Shooting. It Appears Something Else Was in His System]
  • Wikipedia Shooting of Terence Crutcher On September 16, 2016, Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old black man, was fatally shot by white police officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was unarmed standing near SUV stopped in middle of street but did not respond to commands to step away from his vehicle as he tried to get inside.Police stated that Crutcher kept reaching into his pocket, refused to show his hands, walked towards his vehicle despite being told to stop, and then angled towards and reached into his vehicle. Critics have disputed this. she thought Crutcher might be under the influence of PCP based on what she learned during her drug-recognition training. Crutcher's father had stated in a 2012 affidavit that his son had a history of PCP use. t Terence Crutcher had "acute phencyclidine (PCP) intoxication" at the time of the shooting. The report stated that Crutcher had 96 nanograms per milliliter of PCP in his blood at the time of death. [29] The report also indicated that tenocyclidine (TCP), a psychostimulant and hallucinogen which is more potent than PCP, was present.[30]



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Shooting of Terence Crutcher 5/25/2017

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shooting of Terence Crutcher
Shooting of Terence Crutcher.png
Terence Crutcher lying on the ground moments after he was shot. From aerial footage taken by Tulsa police department.
DateSeptember 16, 2016
Location36th Street North and Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Coordinates36°12'22.1"N 95°57'34.6"W
TypeShooting
ParticipantsBetty Shelby and Tyler Turnbough
DeathsTerence Crutcher
Arrest(s)Officer Betty Shelby
ChargesManslaughter
VerdictNot Guilty
On September 16, 2016, Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old black man, was fatally shot by white police officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was unarmed during the encounter, in which he was standing near his vehicle in the middle of a street.
The shooting led to protests in Tulsa. On September 22, the Tulsa County District Attorney charged Shelby with first-degree manslaughter after the shooting was labeled a homicide. On May 17, 2017, a jury found Betty Shelby not guilty of first-degree manslaughter.

Background[edit]


Terence Crutcher in August 2014
Crutcher was a 40-year-old black man.[1][2][3] Crutcher's sister described him as a father and said that, at the time of his death, he was enrolled to study music at Tulsa Community College.[4] According to her, he was also involved in his church and sang in the choir.[citation needed] On April 2, 2017, the TV news program "60 Minutes" reported that Crutcher had previously served five years in prison for selling crack cocaine and quoted his sister as saying he had an ongoing drug problem.[5]
The officers involved in the incident at Tulsa, Oklahoma, on September 16, 2016, were Betty Shelby and Tyler Turnbough, both of whom are white.[6] Turnbough became an officer in 2009 and Shelby in 2011.[2][3]

Incident[edit]

At 7:36 p.m.[6] on September 16, 2016, police received a 9-1-1 call about an abandoned vehicle in the middle of 36th Street North just west of Lewis Avenue.[7][8][9][10] One caller said: "Somebody left their vehicle running in the middle of the street with the doors wide open." "The doors are open. The vehicle is still running. It's an SUV. It's like in the middle of the street. It's blocking traffic." "There was a guy running from it, saying it was going to blow up. But I think he's smoking something. I got out and was like, 'Do you need help?'" "He was like, 'Come here, come here, I think it's going to blow up.'"[citation needed] The other caller said: "There is a car that looks like somebody just jumped out of it and left it in the center of the road on 36th Street North and North Lewis Avenue." "It's dead in the middle of the street." "It's a Navigator. The driver-side door is open like somebody jumped out. It's on the yellow line, blocking traffic. Nobody in the car."[11]
Police stated that Crutcher kept reaching into his pocket, refused to show his hands, walked towards his vehicle despite being told to stop, and then angled towards and reached into his vehicle.[12][13][14] Critics have disputed this, as video and photographic evidence seems to contradict this, showing Crutcher's blood streaking the driver's side window from top to bottom after the shooting and indicating it was closed.[15] Turnbough tased Crutcher, and Shelby shot him.[6] Shortly before the shooting, officers in the helicopter conversed with each other: "This guy's still walking and isn't following commands." "It's time for a taser, I think." "I've got a feeling that's about to happen." "That looks like a bad dude, too, could be on something."[4][6][8] Approximately two minutes after the shot, an officer checked Crutcher's pockets, and approximately 45 seconds later, someone crouched to offer aid.[8] Police said Crutcher died in the hospital later that day.[1][6] Tulsa police chief Chuck Jordan said no weapon was recovered from Crutcher's body or vehicle.[16]

Immediate aftermath[edit]

Police dashcam and helicopter video as well as the dispatch audio were released by police on September 19, 2016.[1][6] Tulsa Police Chief Jordan called the video "disturbing" and "difficult to watch".[6] The officers involved were placed on paid administrative leave.[6]
Crutcher's sister said at a press conference, "You all want to know who that big, bad dude was? That big, bad dude was my twin brother. That big, bad dude was a father. That big, bad dude was a son. That big, bad dude was enrolled at Tulsa Community College — just wanting to make us proud. That big, bad dude loved God. That big, bad dude was at church, singing, with all his flaws, every week."[17]
The Tulsa Police Department started a criminal investigation of the shooting.[18] Homicide Sergeant Dave Walker stated that PCP had been recovered from Crutcher's car.[19] Shelby's attorney had previously stated that she thought Crutcher might be under the influence of PCP based on what she learned during her drug-recognition training.[14][19] Crutcher's father had stated in a 2012 affidavit that his son had a history of PCP use.[19][20] The police department paid $216,000 in overtime costs for 10 days after the death for services related to increased demonstrations, staffing of patrols, marches, Crutcher’s funeral and news conferences by the district attorney and Crutcher family during which the Incident Management Team also had a command post operating.[21]

Reactions[edit]

The United States Department of Justice opened a civil rights probe into the shooting.[3][16]
Dozens of protestors gathered on September 19 by the courthouse.[3][22] Ahead of the release of the video and audio recordings, the Tulsa chapter of Black Lives Matter held a protest outside the courthouse.[6]
Crutcher's family, protestors, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma called for Shelby to be charged with his death.[22][23]

Criminal charges, trial and acquittal of police officer[edit]

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler charged Shelby with first-degree manslaughter.[24][25] Shelby turned herself in at the Tulsa County Jail on the early morning of September 23, where she was booked and was shortly released after posting a bond of $50,000.[26] Shelby was accused of "unlawfully and unnecessarily" shooting Crutcher after he did not comply with her lawful orders.[27] On May 17, 2017, a jury found Betty Shelby not guilty.[28]

Autopsy results[edit]

Autopsy results released by the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner indicated that Terence Crutcher had "acute phencyclidine (PCP) intoxication" at the time of the shooting. The report stated that Crutcher had 96 nanograms per milliliter of PCP in his blood at the time of death. [29] The report also indicated that tenocyclidine (TCP), a psychostimulant and hallucinogen which is more potent than PCP, was present.[30]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. Jump up to:a b c "Terence Crutcher, black man shot once by a Tulsa police officer, was unarmed"BBC. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  2. Jump up to:a b Hawkins, Derek (September 19, 2016). "Black man shot by Tulsa police had hands 'in the air,' says pastor who reviewed video of the shooting"Washington Post. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  3. Jump up to:a b c d "Man fatally shot by Tulsa police had no gun, chief says"CBS. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  4. Jump up to:a b Juozapavicius, Justin (September 19, 2016). "Tulsa Police Say Man Had No Gun; Video Show He Had Hands Up"ABC. Associated Press. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  5. Jump up^ "60 Minutes".
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  7. Jump up^ "TPD Identifies Man Shot And Killed By Tulsa Police In Friday Incident"KOTV-DT. September 17, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  8. Jump up to:a b c Chappell, Bill (September 20, 2016). "After Police Killing Of Unarmed Man, Tulsa Chief Promises To 'Achieve Justice'"NPR. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  9. Jump up^ Stack, Liam (September 19, 2016). "Video Released in Terence Crutcher's Killing by Tulsa Police"New York Times. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  10. Jump up^ Davis, Dave (September 19, 2016). "Tulsa Group Protests Police Shooting Of Terence Crutcher"NewsOn6.com.
  11. Jump up^ Cleary, Tom (2016-09-20). "LISTEN: Terence Crutcher Shooting 911 Calls & Dispatch Audio". Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  12. Jump up^ "The Latest: Attorney: Release any police video of shooting"Washington Post. Associated Press. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  13. Jump up^ Blau, Max; Morris, Jason; Shoichet, Catherine E. (September 20, 2016). "Tulsa police shooting investigated by Justice Department"CNN. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  14. Jump up to:a b "Tulsa Officer Shares Her Side of the Story in Terence Crutcher's Shooting". ABC News. 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-09-22.
  15. Jump up^ Corey Jones and Samantha Vicent (September 23, 2016). "Whether Terence Crutcher's SUV window was up or down still questioned; Shelby did have Taser, police say". Tulsa World.
  16. Jump up to:a b Barajas, Joshua (September 19, 2016). "Tulsa police release graphic footage of fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher"PBS. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  17. Jump up^ "Tiffany Crutcher sister of Terence Crutcher who was shot by Tulsa Police talks at a press conference". Tulsa World. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  18. Jump up^ Rooney, Kyle (September 20, 2016). "Tulsa police open criminal investigation on shooting"Hotnewhiphop. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  19. Jump up to:a b c "Police say PCP found in vehicle occupied by Terence Crutcher on Friday"Tulsa World. September 21, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  20. Jump up^ "Terence Crutcher was turning life around before fatal Tulsa police shooting, family says"The Chicago Tribune. September 20, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  21. Jump up^ Jones, Corey (October 17, 2016). "How much did Tulsa police spend on overtime in aftermath of Terence Crutcher killing?"Tulsa World. Tulsa World. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  22. Jump up to:a b "Latest: Protesters want arrest of officer in Tulsa shooting"Fox News. Associated Press. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  23. Jump up^ Drakeford, Cortney (September 19, 2016). "Terence Crutcher Graphic VIDEO: Family Demands Justice, Police Announce Officer Killed Unarmed Oklahoma Man"International Business Times. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  24. Jump up^ Chappell, Bill (September 22, 2016). "Tulsa Police Officer Will Face Manslaughter Charge In Unarmed Man's Death"NPR. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  25. Jump up^ "2014 Oklahoma Statutes :: Title 21. Crimes and Punishments :: §21-715. Manslaughter in the first degree a felony.". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  26. Jump up^ CNN, Ana Cabrera, Catherine E. Shoichet and Sheena Jones. "Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby booked, released on bond"CNN. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  27. Jump up^ Park, Madison; Jones, Sheena (September 23, 2016). "Tulsa officer Betty Shelby booked, released on bond"CNN. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  28. Jump up^ Levenson, Eric; Gamble, Justin (May 17, 2017). "Tulsa cop not guilty in fatal shooting of unarmed black man"CNN. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  29. Jump up^ http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/autopsy-report-terence-crutcher-had-pcp-in-his-system-when/article_d41e00a2-88ac-55ba-81c4-c89bea961414.html
  30. Jump up^ http://www.fox23.com/news/toxicology-reports-show-terence-crutcher-had-pcp-in-system-at-time-of-death/456111947

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 Oklahoma Officer Betty Shelby, Acquitted in the Shooting of Terence Crutcher, Will Receive $35,000 in Back Pay. By Alexia Fernandez•@alexiafedz. Posted on ...

Acquitted Cop Who Fatally Shot Terence Crutcher Back At Work ...
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Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby, who was acquitted last week of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher last year, has returned to work and will ...

Public letter from jurors who found Betty Shelby not guilty of ...
www.businessinsider.com/public-letter-from-jurors-betty-shelby-not-guilty-of-mansla...
Officer Betty Shelby was found not guilty of manslaughter after shooting and killing unarmed Terence Crutcher.

Terence Crutcher Shooting by Tulsa Police Was 'Tragic' but Justified ...
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The jury acquitted Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby this week after she testified that she feared for her life when encountering Crutcher last year.

Tulsa police officer found not guilty in shooting of Terence Crutcher ...
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Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby was acquitted of first-degree manslaughter after shooting and killing unarmed black man Terence Crutcher last year. The jury ...The shooting took place last September and was captured on video which shows Crutcher with his hands above his head as he walks towards his vehicle that is stalled in the middle of the road. Aerial footage of the shooting was also taken by Shelby’s husband,

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 Betty Jo Shelby has been on unpaid leave since being charged Sept. 22 with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.
May 17, 2017  White Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby Is Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Black Driver New York Times White Tulsa Officer Is Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Black Driver ... What happened in recent cases where blacks were killed by the police or died in ...Police cameras captured the scene on Sept. 16, 2016, when Officer Shelby, 43, fired a single bullet into the chest of Mr. Crutcher, 40, as he stood next to his S.U.V. on a tree-lined street. father: . But let it be known that I believe in my heart that Betty Shelby got away with murder.” Betty Shelby trial Q-and-A: All you need to know about ... - Tulsa World www.tulsaworld.com/.../bettyshelby/betty-shelby.../article_33d593e... May 7, 2017Police helicopter video shows an image of Terence Crutcher and officers Betty Shelby and Tyler Turnbough ...Tulsa officer Betty Shelby testifies after killing unarmed black man CNN

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ijr: Hillary Blames 'Systemic Racism' for Tulsa Police Shooting. It Appears Something Else Was in His System] BY KYLE BECKER  The ACLU has argued that Crutcher was shot "in cold blood," while blaming police officers for failing to provide medical aid to the man after he was shot.  “A Tulsa Police officer murdered Terence Crutcher in cold blood," an ACLU spokesman said, as reported by USA Today. "Each of the officers present were complicit in the unconscionable, reprehensible and disgusting killing of this unarmed, defenseless man."

As Heavy.com reported, there are aggravating circumstances surrounding the "intolerable" shooting:
Attorneys for Crutcher’s family have said the PCP is not a justification for the shooting. They also argue that Crutcher could not have been reaching into his SUV, because the window was closed.Wood said Shelby fired her gun at the same time as the other officer deployed his Taser, because they both perceived a threat.
The infamous helicopter video with audio of an unidentified police officer referring to Crutcher as a "bad dude" has already gone viral. The rest of the statement: "That looks like a bad dude, too, he could be on something."
The officer recording the video also comments that Crutcher was "still walking" and police may have to "taser" him. It appears that the window is rolled up, but Crutcher is attempting to enter the vehicle while three officers have weapons drawn.