FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Oklahoma Undersheriff Resigns Over Reserve Deputy Training Records

April 28, 2015  | 

Tulsa County, Okla., Undersheriff Tim Albin. (Photo: Screen Shot from Fox 23)
Tulsa County, Okla., Undersheriff Tim Albin. (Photo: Screen Shot from Fox 23)

Tulsa County (Okla.) Sheriff Stanley Glanz announced Monday the resignation of Undersheriff Tim Albin in the wake of documents released that allege Albin intimidated employees to elevate a reserve deputy in the program. The 73-year-old reserve deputy shot and killed a suspect early this month in what is believed to be a case of mistaking his revolver for his TASER.

Following the announcement, several organizations applauded the decision and also called for more resignations, including that of Glanz.

The Sheriff’s Office memo obtained Friday by the Tulsa World details the findings of a 2009 "special investigation" requested by then-Undersheriff Brian Edwards into claims of falsified documents and improper training for the reserve deputy who is reportedly a long-time friend and supporter of the sheriff.

It concludes with allegations that the reserve deputy received special treatment and that current top-ranking deputies violated policy in a number of ways to elevate this particular individual in the reserve deputy program.

The reserve deputy is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Eric Harris on April 2 during an undercover gun buy, where he was in a support role helping the Sheriff's Office's Violent Crimes Task Force.


Comments (4)

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4

David Watson @ 4/28/2015 7:46 PM

Why does it not shock me that the Sheriff found someone to throw under the bus?

tom @ 4/29/2015 9:08 AM

This is the kind of good ol boy crap, that law enforcement does not need. It is a terrible mistake, but ultimately somebody, probably the Sheriff, has to step up and take responsibility for the situation. I don't have enough information to make an informed decision on this, but it would appear that this 73 year old reserve deputy, should probably not have been involved in this operation.

notmeofficer @ 4/29/2015 12:08 PM

There should be no 73 year old officers on the street in any position where they have to take police action. Support positions fine.. but level one patrol qualified ...no way...
I'm a much younger lasd lifer and retiree... there is no way I should be in a radio car anymore... and I'm in great shape and stay current... I cannot compete nor could I react under stress with high proficiency even like ten years ago
Poor agency policy
..if the allegations of special treatment are founded... fire anyone involved

KevCopAz @ 4/29/2015 1:10 PM

Well if he was the none, he should be "retired", perhaps he should be investigated on criminal charges of falsifying official documents? The investigation should not stop there. All training staff that were responsible for this "reserve Deputy" getting any training should be offered whistle blower status and asked to explain in detail who gave those orders and who pressured them (if it was done) and get to the bottom. If the Sheriff is involved then he also should resign, or if this was an obvious "good old boy" thing going on then he is responsible and should resign even if no directly involved. This is unacceptable, this will cost the County tax payers many more $$ now that this has come out and should not be tolerated at all. Im not a big advocate of "outside investigations" but perhaps the state should look at this so that we are sure that we get the truth. Both as a 32+ year cop and a tax payer I think this is the least that the public deserves.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns in Wake of OIS
Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who...
Video: MI Officer's Wife Makes Teddy Bears for Victimized Kids from Old Police Uniforms
Police officers are wary when it comes to throwing out their retired uniforms - fearing it...
LAPD Officer at Center of Cadet Scandal Charged with Sexual Crimes on Minor
He is accused of sexually assaulting the cadet in three separate incidents at three...
Savannah City Council Cancels Police Merger with County
In a special Savannah (GA) City Council meeting Friday morning, members voted 8-0...
MS Undersheriff Calls Out "Cowardly Punks" After 30 Rounds Fired at Officer's Home
Jenkins and his wife were at home at the time of the incident, but neither were injured,...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine