TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The wife of a former Oklahoma sheriff says the criminal charges against him are "just a terrible attack."
Deborah Glanz's comment came before Stanley Glanz's court appearance Tuesday.
Prosecutors formally filed two misdemeanor counts shortly before the hearing accusing the ex-Tulsa County sheriff of willfully violating the law and refusing to perform his official duty.
The charges match ones a grand jury indicted him on when investigating his agency after a volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man in April.
Glanz, who resigned Nov. 1, declined to comment on the charges after the hearing. The judge released him on his own recognizance and set another hearing for Jan. 20.
The judge didn't ask Glanz to enter a plea.
The deputy, Robert Bates, has resigned and is charged with second-degree manslaughter.