Local & Regional
Wed November 2, 2011
Police Corruption Probe
Tulsa, OK – Judge grants more time for US in Tulsa cops case
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal judge has granted a 10-day extension for prosecutors to reply to a motion for acquittal by a Tulsa police officer convicted of perjury and civil rights violations.
U.S. District Judge Bruce Black approved the extension Tuesday for U.S. attorneys to prepare their response to Officer Jeff Henderson's request for a new trial and acquittal.
Attorneys for Henderson suggest in their motion that jurors could have been confused when entering some of the verdicts against him, among other allegations.
In August, jurors found Henderson guilty on eight of the 53 counts against him, including six counts of perjury and civil rights violations. They cleared fellow officer William Yelton on all eight charges he faced.
Five officers were indicted last year on more than 80 charges in a widespread corruption probe that roiled the department and the city.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.