Betty Shelby Is Being Dragged for Comparing Her Situation to 'A Lynch Mob' and Saying Terence Crutcher Would Be Alive 'If He Complied'

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Betty Shelby Is Being Dragged for Comparing Her Situation to 'A Lynch Mob' and Saying Terence Crutcher Would Be Alive 'If He Complied'

The former officer victimized herself during a sit down with "60 Minutes."

Published April 3, 2017

Before the trial of Betty Shelby begins, the former Oklahoma officer sat down with 60 Minutes to discuss the shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher. 

In September of 2016, Crutcher's car stalled in the middle of a roadway. Shelby saw a man standing in the middle of the road and called for backup. Several officers as well as a helicopter came to the scene. The camera from helicopter captured Shelby shooting Crutcher.

Crutcher died as a result of the shooting and Shelby was charged with manslaughter. However, during the 60 Minutes interview, Shelby claimed she was used to be made an example. 

  1. Shelby said that Crutcher would still be alive if 'he would have complied'
  2. She also suggested that people are coming after her like a 'lynch mob'
  3. Shelby also claimed that race played no part in her impulsive reaction to shoot
  4. Based on her appearance, Shelby still feels that she acted and responded appropriately to the situation
  5. Shelby's appearance on '60 Minutes' ignited new anger in many people
  6. '60 Minutes' was condemned for giving Shelby such a large platform

Written by Rachel Herron

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