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Tulsa doctor in Oklahoma medical examiner's office fired on weapons policy violation

Dr. Andrew Sibley, 50, who worked for the Oklahoma medical examiner's office in Tulsa, was fired on violations of policies on weapons, harassment and employee conduct.
by Nolan Clay Published: July 24, 2012

— A doctor who worked almost 12 years in the Oklahoma medical examiner's office was fired on violations of the policy on violence and weapons in the workplace.

Dr. Andrew Sibley, 50, was fired July 12 on violations of policies on employee conduct and unlawful discrimination and harassment.

“Oh, my God, that's absurd,” Sibley said of the reasons given for his dismissal. “These people, they just want me out is all. ... They're stretching things.”

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Monday released Sibley's termination letter.

The chief medical examiner, Dr. Eric Pfeifer, did not specify in the two-page letter how the policies were violated.

Most of the letter, though, focused on the policy on violence and weapons in the workplace.

“‘Weapon' means guns, knives, explosives, other items with the potential to inflict harm, or device with the potential to commit violence or is intended to be used to commit violence,” Pfeifer wrote.

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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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