Undersheriff pledges to make recommended changes

Ponca City Now - October 2, 2015 9:10 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The replacement for an Oklahoma sheriff who was indicted by a grand jury has pledged to implement eight recommendations from jurors to improve the embattled agency.

Tulsa County Undersheriff Rick Weigel made the promise in a statement he read at a news conference Thursday. He took no questions.

On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted Sheriff Stanley Glanz on two misdemeanor counts after a volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man in April. Glanz resigned shortly after and Weigel said he took over as interim sheriff Thursday morning.

Jurors called for better accountability of field training hours and suggested that the office’s internal affairs department be more autonomous.

Glanz’s attorney said the sheriff will step down Nov. 1 – nine days ahead of a court hearing on the indictments.

 

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