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Forest Park, OK, police chief will not be charged with assault

The police chief of Forest Park will not be charged with assault. Her husband now denies she attacked him with a knife.
by Nolan Clay Modified: April 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm •  Published: April 10, 2013
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Forest Park Police Chief Amanda Eastridge will not be charged with assault because her husband now denies that she attacked him, The Oklahoman has learned.

“There is insufficient evidence to prove any charges beyond a reasonable doubt,” said Susan Caswell, a Cleveland County assistant district attorney. “We have an uncooperative alleged victim.”

The police chief came under investigation after her husband notified Oklahoma City police. Her husband, Bryan Eastridge, is an Oklahoma City police sergeant.

According to the initial police report, he claimed she “came at” him with a multi-tool with the knife blade extended at their Oklahoma City home Jan. 6. He claimed she was yelling, “I'm going to tear your stuff up.”

He claimed she then “began swinging the blade at him” as he held an amplifier with his right hand.

“There were what appeared to be knife cut marks on one end of the amplifier,” according to the police report.

The husband, though, told The Oklahoman in January, “I want you to know she didn't swing a knife at me. That statement got completely misconstrued ... I clarified that for the investigators, too, later on.”

Amanda Eastridge said in January that she and her husband only had a verbal argument. She said their marital problems were a result of his infidelity.

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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