Legal Game Changer: Terence Crutcher had “High Levels” of PCP when shot by OK police

It appears that another negative narrative about a police shooting of a black suspect is about to go down in flames. This particular case involves the shooting death of suspect Terence Crutcher by Oklahoma police officer Betty Jo Shelby.

The racial narrative in the shooting death of Crutcher appears to have taken a fatal blow with the news yesterday, as reported in the New York Times and elsewhere, that the coroner in the case has determined the Crutcher “had a high level of the drug PCP in his body” at the time of his death (emphasis added).

This finding essentially puts the finishing bow on Officer Shelby’s narrative of a lawful use of deadly force, which was already consistent with all available evidence. It also puts a spotlight on the local prosecutor’s shameful and patently politically-motivated decision to charge Shelby with manslaughter in Crutcher’s death even before the coroner’s findings had been released.

h/t DR

  • BillyHW

    Looks like the officer used her training to correctly identify a dangerous suspect high on PCP and fired to protect herself, her fellow officers, and the community when the suspect made it appear he was reaching into his vehicle for a weapon.

    Once again blackness loses out to the truth.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Looks like she voted for her life.

  • This will be as effective with the black community as Hillary’s emails are with dems.

    • FactsWillOut

      PCP is just part of whitey’s plan! No justice, no peace!

  • B__2

    The problem is: Truth Is Unimportant To The Progressive Narrative.
    Consider many of the cause célèbre incidents such as the Trayvon Martin or the Michael Brown shootings. Even after the truth in those cases was known, their false narratives are still touted as examples of injustice. Terence Crutcher could have been videoed shooting a fully automatic machine gun at police and many people would still be believing that his shooting was unjustified and unlawful. Many people will be using the presence of PCP in his body as proof of a lack of mens rea (the intention of wrongdoing), thereby making the shooting unjustified.

    • ntt1

      BLM is headed up by a white man living a lie the ferguson chimp out was based on a lie, its all lies

  • Millie_Woods

    Just keep shooting thugs. That’s all that matters.

  • ntt1

    Screw this ,what about the clowns ?
    clown lives matter

  • xavier

    Well the cop is about to have a generous retirement fund from the city

  • There is always something fishy about these events. Seldom are they the result of over-zealousness.

  • kkruger71

    They really have to start checking into these people before they scream “racism!”. All these false stories might make people think that all blacks are criminals 😉

  • simus1

    Notice all the left wing rags that yahoo chooses to agglomerate all described the perp as “unarmed” when shot, as if that word is supposed to be the equivalent of “harmless” in its weird world.

  • Hard Little Machine

    doesn’t matter. they’ll just scream that PCP is a plot by the white devil