- Newly released Dash cam video shows the final moments of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper's life.Trooper Nicolas Dees was killed on impact when a car hit him earlier this year along I-40.He then eerily and precariously balances himself perfectly on its slight wooden ledge before letting out a bloodcurdling scream.He stands on the railing for 22 seconds without a falter during the spine-tingling clip.On the back of his unit, he placed a yellow flashing light instructing drivers to move over into the next lane."You will see that traffic is moving along just like it's supposed to," Lt. Authorities say that was until a car starts coming toward them.
The caption of the video "Possessed Baby Crib Surfing — Incredible Balance" reads: "Caught on Nanny cam in the middle of the night."No children were harmed.
Betty Shelby has been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. Justice Department has launched a parallel civil rights investigation into the shooting that could also lead to charges.
The Tulsa Police homicide division is leading the investigation and the county attorney will make a decision on whether the shooting was justified. She gave a statement to homicide detectives on Monday, the New York Times reports.
Shelby was the first officer on the scene, coming upon Crutcher’s broken down SUV, and called for backup.
Her dashcam did not record video, according to police. Wood told the newspaper Crutcher was not with his SUV when she arrived, “so she isn’t really sure what’s going on.” The attorney told the Tulsa World that Crutcher ignored the officer’s commands several times and didn’t answer her questions and reached for his pockets several times despite Shelby telling him not to.