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Shots Fired: Tulsa, Okla., The Alley

June 15, 2011

Tulsa K-9 Officer Steve Downie was summononed to a dark alley about a mile from a fast-food restaurant that had been robbed on June 10, 1996. Officer Downie and Officer Dick Hobson began searching the alley on foot, when muzzle blasts lighted up the area. Suspect Steven Williams, 21, had engaged officers with a shotgun, firing from a darkened corner in front of a steel plate (visible on the right). Read the full story, as our "Shots Fired" feature for June. Photos are courtesy of Steve Downie.

Shots Fired: Tulsa, Oklahoma 06/10/1996

June 15, 2011

The incident started like a bad joke: "A black guy, a white guy, and an American Indian guy enter a restaurant..." But what happened when this diverse group walked into a Whataburger fast-food joint in Tulsa, Okla., shortly after 9 p.m. June 10, 1996, was not funny.

Okla. Officers Cleared, Retired Cop Convicted of Corruption

June 11, 2011
Officer Bruce Bonham and Officer Nick DeBruin were acquitted on all the counts against them. Retired Cpl. Harold Wells was found guilty of drug conspiracy, carrying a firearm during drug trafficking and stealing U.S. funds during the FBI sting at a local motel.

Tulsa Police Trace Dead Gang Member's Gun to Detroit Officer

April 19, 2011
The 9mm handgun possessed by a Crip gang member who was shot by a Tulsa (Okla.) Police officer was once the service weapon of a Detroit Police officer.

Okla. Capt. Sues Superior In Islamic Event Flap

February 24, 2011
The Tulsa (Okla.) Police captain reprimanded for declining to send officers to an Islamic center event fired back Wednesday, filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against his supervisor.

Oklahoma Capt. Faces IA Probe for Not Ordering Force To Islamic Event

February 22, 2011
Capt. Paul Fields apparently violated the department's obedience policy, when he declined to send the officers because he said the order conflicted with his personal religious convictions and violated his civil rights.

Tulsa PD Welcomes 42 New Recruits

January 25, 2011
By establishing a recruit class, the department is moving forward after layoffs and budget cuts. The department is also facing a federal corruption probe. In the past, academy classes have had just 20 to 25 members.

15 Officers Named In Tulsa Police Corruption Case

June 20, 2010
Eight of the officers named are employed with the Tulsa Police Department and one is an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Texas Agencies Recruit Laid-Off Tulsa Officers

February 10, 2010
Representatives from five Texas law enforcement agencies headed to Tulsa to recruit officers who were among the 127 the Tulsa Police Department has laid off since last fall.

Shots Fired: Tulsa, Oklahoma 10/13/2002

August 1, 2006

Officer Darren Bristow of the Tulsa (Okla.) Police Department came close to avoiding the entire episode. But isn’t that usually the case? It’s the cop who stays an hour longer than he’d planned…It’s the patrolman who swaps shifts to get a day off…It’s the trooper who decides to make just one more t-stop before calling it a day who ends up having a really bad shift.

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