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.
Read the statement from the Harris family on the grand jury indictments.
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