During a town-hall style event at an African-American church in Cleveland, Ohio, Donald Trump weighed in on the officer-involved shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla.

A video released earlier this week from a cruiser’s dashcam show Crutcher with his hands up prior to the shooting but the final seconds of the encounter aren’t visible. A second video, from a police helicopter, appears to show Crutcher reaching into his truck, but it’s not clear what happened as well.

Trump told the audience today that he thinks the officer who fired the fatal shot, Betty Shelby, might have got scared or choked:

Full transcript:

According to police, PCP was found inside of the car after the shooting:

The Justice Department has since opened an investigation into Crutcher’s death:



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