Controversial Oklahoma Sheriff Resigns After Being Indicted


The case of corruption in the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has climaxed with the sudden resignation of the sheriff.

The case started last Spring when Reserve Deputy Bob Bates killed a crime suspect with the former’s handgun when the former thought he was using a taser. An investigation into Bates’ training revealed that he had been the recipient of favoritism in the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office as a result of his personal relationship with Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz.

As more and more reports of corruption surfaced, county residents petitioned for the convening of a grand jury to investigate the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Glanz tried to prevent the grand jury’s formation.

KOTV in Tulsa now reports, “The Tulsa County county grand jury investigating the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has finished its work. It returned two misdemeanor indictments on Wednesday afternoon. Immediately following the reading of the indictments, sheriff Stanley Glanz, who has served in that capacity for 27 years, announced his resignation.

Meanwhile, Bob Bates awaits his trial for second-degree manslaughter, which is scheduled to begin February 8, 2016.

By the way, the political affiliation of Sheriff Glanz shouldn’t matter, because corruption is not limited to any particular political party. However, in case someone is wondering about it, Sheriff Glanz is a Republican.

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  • Vagabond661

    You are right. Everyone naturally expects Democrats to behave badly because they ate caught SO many times.

    This is worth a post because it is so much more shocking when a Republican does this. Kinda like the “man bites dog” model for news.

  • Jwb10001

    If guilty then he should face the stiffest penalties available under law. There is no excuse for those that are sworn to uphold the law breaking the law and only the most sever penalties should apply. We have 2 state AGs right now in hot water over abus(e) of power they should find themselves in the lower bunk of a nice cell for the max time available for their crimes.

  • Jwb10001

    I just read that the Pa AG is facing another/new charge of perjury, this is an additional charge. The best part is she’s lost her license and yet they found the new evidence in a search of her office which she refuses to leave. Get that she is the Attorney General of PA and has no law license. You can not make this stuff up.
    At least the republican in this case had the decency to resign.

  • Tanuki Man

    I’d be willing to wager that length of time in office correlates better with corruption than does party affiliation.