“Like I said before, there was nothing, nothing there,” Amanda Eastridge said. “Because of who we were, it got blown out of proportion. If we were two normal people, this never would have happened. It was just normal, everyday marital issues.”
Amanda Eastridge, 35, has served about seven years as the police chief in Forest Park, a town covering 2.1 square miles in eastern Oklahoma County. She and Bryan Eastridge married in 2011.
Prosecutors in Cleveland County reviewed Oklahoma City police reports about the accusation after Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater disqualified his office from making the decision on a charge.
Prater disqualified his office because his chief investigator is Bryan Eastridge's father.
The incident did shed light on a police policy not to reveal a suspect's name on public police reports unless the suspect is arrested, charged or a risk to the public.
Oklahoma City police blacked out Amanda Eastridge's name as the suspect from the two-page crime report. Police also blacked out her address, phone numbers and occupation. The Oklahoman learned of the accusation from a tip.