Indicted ex-sheriff due in court on 2 misdemeanor charges

Ponca City Now - January 20, 2016 8:57 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A former Oklahoma sheriff is due in court on two criminal charges stemming from his indictment last year by a grand jury.

Former Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz is expected at a hearing Wednesday.

Glanz, who resigned Nov. 1, is charged with two misdemeanors: failing to release an internal report questioning the field training of a reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed man and willfully violating the law in an unrelated incident involving a stipend he received for a vehicle.

The internal report was leaked after ex-volunteer deputy Robert Bates fatally shot Eric Harris last April.

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

Thousands of county residents signed a petition to empanel the grand jury that indicted Glanz.


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