Oklahoma sheriff's exit won't end scrutiny of agency

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 1:22 AM
Oklahoma sheriff's exit won't end scrutiny of agency

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — When indicted Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz leaves office this weekend, it won't mark an end to the scrutiny of the agency by state investigators and citizens.

Glanz was indicted by a grand jury on two misdemeanor counts after reserve deputy Robert Bates fatally shot an unarmed man in April. A 2009 memo released after the shooting alleged top sheriff's officials knew Bates was inadequately trained but pressured subordinates to look the other way.

Glanz is retiring, effective Sunday.

But after he leaves, he'll still be a party to state and federal lawsuits. His agency is also the subject of an ongoing Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation probe.

And some civil rights leaders say more must be done to repair trust between the agency and residents.