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Officer Betty Shelby found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter in fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher.

Betty Shelby found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter in fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher !

Shelby’s attorneys say that in the two minutes before cameras began recording the encounter, Shelby repeatedly ordered Crutcher to stop walking away from her and get on the ground.
Defense attorney Shannon McMurray said Shelby shot Crutcher because she thought he was reaching into his SUV for a gun. There was no gun in the vehicle. “To somehow imply that she was supposed to see what was in this door panel is absurd. It’s deceitful and you should disregard it,” McMurray told jurors.
In an exclusive interview with “60 Minutes” last month, Shelby said she felt almost any police officer in her position would have acted as she did. Shelby said race was not a factor in the shooting. “I’m feeling that his intent is to do me harm and I keep thinking, “Don’t do this. Please don’t do this. Don’t make this happen,” Shelby told “60 Minutes.” She said she felt Crutcher’s death was his own fault. “I have sorrow that this happened that this man lost his life but he caused the situation to occur,” Shelby said. “So in the end, he caused his own. ”

#BettyShelby found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter in fatal shooting of #terencecrutcher ! Shelby’s attorneys say that in the two minutes before cameras began recording the encounter, Shelby repeatedly ordered Crutcher to stop walking away from her and get on the ground. Defense attorney Shannon McMurray said Shelby shot Crutcher because she thought he was reaching into his SUV for a gun. There was no gun in the vehicle. “To somehow imply that she was supposed to see what was in this door panel is absurd. It’s deceitful and you should disregard it,” McMurray told jurors. In an exclusive interview with “60 Minutes” last month, Shelby said she felt almost any police officer in her position would have acted as she did. Shelby said race was not a factor in the shooting. “I’m feeling that his intent is to do me harm and I keep thinking, “Don’t do this. Please don’t do this. Don’t make this happen,” Shelby told “60 Minutes.” She said she felt Crutcher’s death was his own fault. “I have sorrow that this happened that this man lost his life but he caused the situation to occur,” Shelby said. “So in the end, he caused his own. “

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