Former Tulsa sheriff seeking dismissal of 1 of 2 charges

Ponca City Now - January 1, 2016 11:33 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A former sheriff in Oklahoma wants a charge dismissed alleging he failed to release an internal report questioning the training level of a reserve deputy who later fatally shot an unarmed man.

Attorneys for former Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz filed the motion Wednesday, saying the 2009 report was a confidential personnel record and not subject to release under Oklahoma’s Open Records Act.

Glanz is charged with two misdemeanors. He resigned Nov. 1.

The report was leaked after volunteer deputy Robert Bates fatally shot Eric Harris in April. Bates has said he confused his stun gun and handgun. He pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter.

The report alleged top sheriff’s officials knew Bates was inadequately trained but pressured others to look away.


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