Sheriff Stanley Glanz Indicted; Announces Resignation

Wednesday, September 30 was a victorious day for the citizens of Tulsa. Justice was served.

On that day, a grand jury indicted Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz on charges of mismanaging his department and failing to perform his official duties when he refused to release information and a 2009 report during the investigation into former reserve deputy Robert Bates.

If you missed it, Robert Bates, a friend of the sheriff’s and a volunteer deputy in his department, apparently mistook a revolver for a stun gun and shot and killed Eric Harris earlier this year.

Glanz announced his resignation in a statement on Wednesday and will officially step down on November 1. His next court hearing is scheduled for November 10.

More coverage:

New York Times: Tulsa Sheriff to Resign Over Killing by Deputy
Washington Post: Oklahoma sheriff to step down after indictment in fatal police shooting
CBSNews: Lawyer: Tulsa County sheriff to resign after indictments handed down

*image above from Tulsa World