From the Washington Post, read: Okla. reserve deputy’s Bahamas vacation allowed despite manslaughter charge.

Read the statement from attorney Dan Smolen on Bates Bahamas vacation:

“Mr. Bates’ vacationing in the Bahamas at this time sends a message of apathy with respect to the shooting and Eric’s life,” the statement read. “At a time when we are still mourning the death of a loved one that he shot down in the street, Mr. Bates will be relaxing and enjoying his wealth and privilege.”