CBS Evening News reports on the 2009 investigation that found that Tulsa deputies voiced concerns about Robert Bates’ behavior in the field as well as whether Bates received special treatment during training and working as a reserve deputy. Bates reportedly used his personal car while on duty and made unauthorized vehicle stops. When confronted Bates said that he could do what he wanted, and that anyone who had a problem with him should go see the sheriff.
Dan Smolen voices his concerns in the report that if the findings had been acted on in 2009 Eric Harris might still be alive.
“I think there are so many people who look on at so much corruption it’s more than just a couple of people,” said Smolen.
*image and video from CBS Evening News