Grand jury probe continues in Tulsa County

Ponca City Now - August 18, 2015 8:27 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – As a grand jury probe continues into the reserve deputy program at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, newly released records show a volunteer whose killing of an unarmed man sparked the inquiry was involved in six separate use-of-force incidents during a five-year period.

Grand jurors reconvened Monday at the Tulsa County Courthouse to begin a third week of inquiry into the reserve deputy program and Sheriff Stanley Glanz.

The probe began following the shooting death of a suspect by then 73-year-old reserve deputy Robert Bates.

A Tulsa World review of use-of-force incidents by advanced reserve deputies since 2010 show Bates fired a handgun twice, a pepper ball gun twice and used a Taser once. He also drew his firearm once but didn’t shoot.


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