Attorney Dan Smollen says he's troubled by several inconsistencies in the application of sheriff's department policies and the training logs of reserve deputy Bob Bates, which were released over the weekend.
The attorney for Eric Harris' family questions the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office after a weekend release of training records.
Attorney Dan Smollen spent nearly an hour pointing out things he found troubling. Range scores drastically improved. Activity logs stood in for much more detailed field training logs. Many things were signed by the head of the task force Bates donated to.
Smollen said the sheriff has yet to produce records indicating Bates qualified with the Smith & Wesson revolver he carried and shot Harris with.
County commissioners John Smaligo (left), Ron Peters and Karen Keith; Sheriff Stanley Glanz; and Undersheriff Tim Albin break ground Monday on the Tulsa County Jail expansion project. Construction will begin next month.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County sheriff says he doesn't believe training records were falsified in connection to a volunteer deputy who fatally shot a man after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun.
Sheriff Stanley Glanz said Monday he's known the volunteer, insurance executive Robert Bates, for about 25 years.
Bates is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Eric Harris, who was shot after running from officers during a sting investigation.
In our weekly chat with two state lawmakers; Tulsa Democrat Eric Proctor and Broken Arrow Republican David Brumbaugh discuss the death of Representative David Dank, the state budget woes and expanding charter schools in Oklahoma.
COMMERCE, Okla. (AP) — The spawning cycle of a rare miniature catfish is delaying the construction of a $5.2 million bridge in Ottawa County.
The Oklahoman reports that crews had worked for more than a year demolishing the Stepps Ford Bridge, a 114-year-old wooden deck, single lane bridge near Commerce. But Ottawa County Commissioner John Clarke says problems associated with the endangered tiny Madtom catfish were discovered.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Defense attorneys have released some of the training records for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with second-degree manslaughter in an unarmed suspect's shooting death in Oklahoma.
The records for Tulsa County volunteer deputy Robert Bates include certificates showing what training he received, job evaluation reports and weapons training and qualification records dating to 2008.