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Tulsa police stated Terence Crutcher was on PCP

The Tulsa police officer who fatally shot Terence Crutcher after his car broke down in the middle of the street thought the unarmed man was behaving erratically and that he may have been under the influence of PCP, the cop’s attorney said.

Officer Betty Shelby, who is seen on police video firing a single fatal shot at close range at Crutcher, had recently undergone drug-recognition training and believed Crutcher was high on the dissociative sedative, attorney Scott Wood told the Tulsa World.

Video of the moments leading up to the shooting, however, shows Crutcher, 40, walking slowly towards his SUV with his hands high in the air in apparent compliance with the officers.

“The video shows that he was not belligerent,” attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons, who is representing the Crutcher family, told The Daily News. “The video shows what the video shows. That’s the great thing about video ... it has no biases,” he said.

PCP abbreviation for the powerful, dissociative sedative drug phencyclidine. PCP is found sold on the street in many forms including:
  • White powder.
  • Crystal.
  • Capsules.
  • Tablets.
  • Liquid.

A high dose of PCP can lead to side effects including:
  • Seeing things that are not present.
  • Hearing things that are not there.
  • Delusions of grandeur with inflated sense of importance.
  • Higher blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Raised body temperature.
  • Anxiety, panic, and feeling extreme worry.
Terence Crutcher was walking slowly to his car, arms and hands raised over his head,  and shows no physical signs that he was under the influence of PCP. Based on the side effects from a person high on PCP, either Crutcher was not on drugs. Waiting on the blood test results to confirm if Crutcher was sober at the time of his death.

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