Local & Regional
Sun October 30, 2011
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa still dealing with corrupt cops fallout
TULSA, Okla. (AP) It's been more than two months since the last of five Tulsa Police officers went to trial on numerous corruption charges, but the city appears a long way from moving forward from the scandal.
Seven lawsuits have piled up against the city so far from people who allege they were wrongfully locked up by police. And nearly 40 people some with criminal backgrounds have had their convictions overturned or prison sentences commuted as a result of the sweeping corruption probe, which began two years ago.
In addition to the 2010 indictments of the five officers, the investigation also netted several officers who admitted wrongdoing and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and named at least three officers as unindicted co-conspirators.