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Fri July 10, 2009

New Problems at Webbers Falls

Webbers Falls, OK – 2 ex-Webbers Falls officers accused in swindle

WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (AP) After a police investigation, two former Webbers Falls officers have been accused of swindling a motorist of $220 during a traffic stop in December 2005.

Police Chief Tim Brown has turned over the results of his investigation to the Muskogee County District Attorney's office, which will decide if charges should be filed against former Capt. Joe Garrett and former Officer Aaron Torix.

Brown says that neither Garrett nor Torix responded to Brown's request for an interview. Brown says they both broke the law.

Torix now works for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police Department, while Garrett is a state Department of Corrections employee.

Brown says that during the traffic stop, the officers incorrectly served a woman with an outstanding municipal traffic warrant from Muskogee.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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