Tulsa, OK – Statement from Superintendent Keith Ballard:
"In light of the city prosecutor's decision to drop the municipal charges against Lynnette Dixon, I am reinstating her as principal of Hawthorne Elementary effective Thursday, April 28, 2011.
"I have completed my review of TPS Police Chief Gary Rudick, assisted by Chief of Staff Robert F. Burton, Sr. and Chief Operations and Information Officer Todd Lee. I want to make it clear that I found Chief Rudick's action inappropriate.
"I have placed a reprimand in his file, and he has been put on an unpaid leave of absence for 12 days, retroactive to last Thursday, April 21. Chief Rudick has had an exemplary career as Chief of Police at TPS. One mistake does not erase a career. We will be glad to have Chief Rudick back beginning Monday, May 9.
There will be no further action taken."