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Oklahoma crime briefs for March 28, 2013

Oklahoma crime briefs for March 28.
Published: March 28, 2013
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LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, STAFF WRITER

SALINA

Officers cleared in shooting

Authorities say two law enforcement officers in Mayes County have been cleared to return to work after the fatal shooting of a handcuffed man. Police Chief Vince Stoyanoski says a preliminary report has cleared the two officers in the Jan. 29 shooting death of William Joseph Perneau, 29. Authorities say officers were trying to interview Perneau in a motel room as part of a drug investigation when he managed to pull a gun from his waistband and fired at the officers. The officers weren't hit. A Salina police officer returned fire, killing Perneau. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown said the officers' names won't be released unless they are arrested or charged.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI

Jailers are investigated

Two Ottawa County jailers are the subject of an “official misconduct” investigation, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said the investigation was opened Friday at the request of Ottawa County Sheriff Terry Durborow. Detective Derek Derwin, sheriff's spokesman, declined to comment on the specific allegations. The names of the two jailers have not been released.

SHEILA STOGSDILL, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

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