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5:55 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Terminations at Tulsa ME Office

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The chief deputy of the Tulsa office of the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office has been fired, along with several other employees.

Agency records show that Chief Deputy Medical Examiner Andrew Sibley was fired on July 12, along with an investigator and a supervisor.

Sibley told the Tulsa World he doesn't know why he was fired and the agency wouldn't release his termination letter because it had not verified that he had received it.

Records show Administrative Supervisor Ashley Hancock was fired for sexual harassment. She could not be reached for comment.

The Medical Examiner's Office has faced numerous problems, including loss of national accreditation, backlogs and grand jury investigations.