Officer who Killed Terence Crutcher Claimed Temporary “Deafness”


Betty Shelby of the Tulsa Police Department is now claiming that she was temporarily deaf before shooting of Terence Crutcher. This claim was made after she was charged with first-degree manslaughter.  Her lawyer, Scott Wood, claims that Shelby was hyper-focused the day of the shooting, which led her to temporarily losing her hearing.

“She didn’t hear the gunshot, didn’t hear the sirens coming up behind her just prior to the shot.”

-Scott Wood

This is the latest development in the shooting of Terence Crutcher. While Shelby “might” have lost hearing, what does that have to do with killing an unarmed individual?

Via Essence