Tulsa officer's dash cam was off, police allege they found PCP in Terence Crutcher's vehicle

An investigation into a deadly officer-involved incident began Friday in Tulsa when 40-year-old Terence Crutcher, an unarmed man, was shot and killed.

Officer Betty Shelby was the first to respond to the scene Friday when Crutcher's vehicle was reported as blocking traffic near an intersection. Shelby found Crutcher and his car in the middle of the road. 

His family later said that he was having car issues and his car stalled on the way home from a local community college, where he was enrolled.

When backup arrived on scene, officers said Crutcher did not follow commands.

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Dashcam video shows him with his hands up, walking away from Shelby, who shot and killed him at almost the same moment that Officer Tyler Turnbough deployed a Taser.

Shelby's dashcam was not activated during the incident. Tulsa police said they are investigating to find out why she did not turn on the camera. 

KOKI-TV learned that it is Tulsa Police Department's policy to activate the dash camera when officers are interacting with a person and that her camera should have been recording on Friday. 

Shelby's attorney told an Associated Press reporter that Crutcher was reaching into the window of his SUV, which prompted the shooting.

Tulsa police later told KOKI-TV that the drug PCP was found in Crutcher's vehicle.

Investigators have not said whether Crutcher was hit by a bullet or the Taser first. 

Shelby was placed on paid administrative leave while the department investigates her use of force. 

Crutcher's family, the city, Tulsa police and activist group We the People Oklahoma held press conferences on Monday. 

During the family's press conference, they affirmed that they wanted charges filed in the case and called for peaceful protest. 

Tulsa Police and the city, along with district attorneys and a representative from the Department of Justice, detailed what they knew so far of the incident, investigation and the timeline for release of the dash cam video. 

The graphic video was released shortly after. It is available to view here.

Helicopter video included controversial commentary from an officer saying Crutcher looked like a "bad dude," a point Crutcher's family pressed during their conference. 

KOKI-TV learned that two officers were in that helicopter, including Shelby's husband. Tulsa police confirmed he was there as an observer and was not the person who made the comment. 

We the People Oklahoma, a group of community activists, reiterated calls for change to Tulsa police's protocol during their own press conference. 

Demonstrators gathered outside the courthouse Monday morning and again near the scene of Crutcher's shooting Monday evening. 

The family planned to host another press conference Tuesday afternoon, while We the People announced a rally for Shelby's arrest on Tuesday evening. 

Crutcher's death has prompted a state and federal investigation into whether the shooting was justifiable.

See the latest coverage at KOKI-TV.

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