Local & Regional
Fri August 12, 2011
Update: Police Corruption Probe
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Prosecutors have rested after nine days of testimony in the federal trial of two Tulsa police officers on corruption allegations.
Defense attorneys for officers Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton began their case Friday.
Henderson faces charges of distributing drugs, perjury and witness tampering. Charges against Yelton include witness tampering. Both men deny wrongdoing.
This is the second trial resulting from an investigation of Tulsa area law officers.
Former Tulsa officer Harold Wells was convicted in June on charges of drug trafficking and stealing federal money. Two other officers were found not guilty of similar allegations.
The federal investigation has led to more than 30 people having convictions overturned or being released from prison.
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