Two Bethany, OK, police officers cleared to return to work

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation investigated Bethany police officers regarding allegations of missing evidence. Two were cleared to return to work; one officer remains on paid administrative leave.
by Tim Willert Modified: May 17, 2013 at 8:53 pm •  Published: May 18, 2013
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— Two Bethany police officers have been cleared to return to work following an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation inquiry into missing evidence.

Bethany Police Chief Phil Cole would not disclose the identities of the officers, but The Oklahoman has learned they are detective Nathan Myers and officer Sean Cook.

“I've returned two to full duty,” Cole said Friday. “My understanding is they have been cleared by OSBI.”

Myers declined to comment Friday after he was reached at the police station.

Cook could not be reached for comment, but a dispatcher said he was working and out of the office.

Myers, Cook and another officer assigned to the department's property room were placed on paid administrative leave in March after the state agency began investigating allegations of missing evidence submitted for destruction, Cole said in a statement.

The evidence reported missing was prescription pills, sources said.

The third officer remains on paid administrative leave pending further investigation, Cole said.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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