• Sheriff, attorney to address public about Tulsa shooting

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    TULSA — The Tulsa County Sheriff is set to speak publicly for the first time since a volunteer deputy on his force fatally shot a restrained suspect after confusing his stun gun and handgun. Sheriff Stanley Glanz will speak in Tulsa on Monday morning about 73-year-old reserve deputy Robert Bates, who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the April 2 death of Eric Harris. The news conference follows the release on Saturday of official records detailing Bates' training and certification. Calls to Glanz's office seeking details were not returned early Monday. Bates served as Glanz's re-election campaign manager in 2012 and has donated cars and equipment to the sheriff's office.