So we wonder what led to the shooting of Terence Crutcher? Was officer Betty Shelby frightened? Did she think he was going to reach for a gun? Why did the officers trail him to his vehicle? Was he suspected of doing anything wrong?
And, why, why, why was he shot?
And, I wonder what training might have led to the incident unfolding as it did. Under what situations was officer Shelby taught to shoot?
I do not know if she feared for her life, or for those of the other officers. It does seem if she had such a fear, it did not have good basis. Do we allow fear to trump reason in our search for justice? Do we say the shooting was justified if shot because she was fearful?