Costs of incident exceed $143,000

Ponca City Now - October 19, 2015 10:10 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Costs to Tulsa County taxpayers associated with former reserve deputy Robert Bates fatal shooting of an unnamed man now exceed $143,000.

The Tulsa World reported Sunday that the county has spent $143,400 in legal fees for Bates; legal fees for Sheriff Stanley Glanz’s unsuccessful effort to block a grand jury investigation; the cost of conducting the grand jury inquiry; and for an outside agency to review the sheriff’s office.

Glanz resigned after being indicted by the grand jury and Bates hired his own attorneys after being charged with second-degree murder in the April 2nd shooting death of Eric Harris.

Bates has said he meant to use a stun gun, but instead fired his revolver as deputies subdued Harris following a brief foot pursuit during an undercover gun investigation.

 

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