Freed Prisoner Files Civil Lawsuit Against Tulsa

Jul 4, 2013

The sign in front of Tulsa Police headquarters, downtown.
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man freed from prison because of a federal corruption probe that rocked Tulsa's police force has filed a civil lawsuit against the city.

Tony Becknell says in his lawsuit filed Tuesday in district court that the city failed to supervise officers and allowed them to violate citizens' constitutional rights.

Dozens of people have been released from prison or have had sentences reduced because of the federal corruption probe of Tulsa's police department.

Becknell's attorney declined to comment on Wednesday, saying the lawsuit spoke for itself.

A spokeswoman for the city said she couldn't comment on the case because it involved pending litigation.