Oklahoma officer says she recalled training as she shot man

Charge announcement left Tulsa officer Sgt. Dave Walker feeling 'disrespected'

Charge announcement left Tulsa officer Sgt. Dave Walker feeling 'disrespected'

Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Officer Betty Shelby, 42, charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher, is shown in this Tulsa County Jail booking photo in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., September 23, 2016.

"He was mumbling to himself and would not answer any of Officer Shelby's questions".

Prosecutors have previously said Crutcher's drug use was not reason enough for Shelby to resort to deadly force, local media reports said.

In the videos, Crutcher can be seen with his hands in the air shortly before he was shot.

Prosecutors have said there was no reason for Shelby to fire on a man who was walking away from her. He says she experienced "auditory exclusion", a condition in which people in high-stress situations often don't hear sounds around them. Shelby has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Shelby said she thought Crutcher was reaching into his stalled SUV for a gun.

On Monday, Shelby took the stand in her own defense.

Shelby's attorneys called her to the stand around 11:30 Monday morning, asking her about her training and career. Tulsa, Oklahoma Police had responded to the scene after receiving a report of an abandoned vehicle with the engine running, and arrived to find Crutcher near the auto.

Shelby said during the encounter, she thought about her training, and how she had been instructed not to let a suspect extend their arm if they're reaching into their auto, because they could potentially grab a gun. His family says the window was closed.

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