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County tallies $550k in costs related to 2015 shooting

The Associated Press and Tulsa World - June 25, 2017 10:31 am

County tallies $550k in costs related to 2015 shooting
(Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Tulsa County taxpayers are on the hook for more than $500,000 as officials continue to settle lawsuits and amass legal fees involving the 2015 shooting of an unarmed black man by an ex-sheriff’s deputy.
An analysis by the Tulsa World found that the county topped $550,000 in public costs after settling this week with a former sheriff’s deputy who claimed he was wrongfully fired by then-sheriff Stanley Glanz.
Glanz left office in 2015 after being indicted for not releasing an internal report questioning the qualifications of the volunteer deputy who shot Eric Harris.
The ex-deputy, Robert Bates, is serving a four-year sentence for second-degree manslaughter. After Bates fatally shot Eric Harris, several sheriff’s office employees claimed they were fired or forced to resign as fallout from the shooting grew.

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