Another Shelby lawyer, Scott Wood, had said previously that the officer was so focused on Crutcher that she didn't hear other officers near her before she fired her service weapon. They reported that he reached for a weapon in his vehicle, so police officer Betty Shelby opened fire, killing him.
The Tulsa World reports that an Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office toxicology report found Mr Crutcher had 96 nanograms per millilitre of phencyclidine, or PCP, in his bloodstream. Officer Betty Jo Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter after his death, with a prosecutor saying she reacted unreasonably when Crutcher disobeyed her commands. According to court documents, Betty "unlawfully and unnecessarily" opened fire on Terrence Crutcher because he supposedly wasn't listening to the police officers orders.
Terence Crutcher, 40, had "acute phencyclidine intoxication" when he was fatally shot on 16 September, according to a medical examiner.
The manner of death was labeled homicide.
Crutcher also tested positive for Tenocyclidine, a hallucinogenic drug similar to - but often stronger than - PCP.
Shelby became "emotionally involved" to the point that she overreacted, and she was "not able to see any weapons or bulges indicating a weapon was present", the affidavit stated. The police officers believed that he could've had a gun in his auto, which they later found out that there was not a single weapon in Crutcher's vehicle.
The Tulsa Police Department released video in September from a patrol auto dash-cam and from a police helicopter that arrived to the scene. The department also released video of the shooting that showed Crutcher had his hands in the air and was in clear view before he was shot.
Shelby was arrested and released on $50,000 bond. If she is convicted she could face four years to life in prison.