Tulsa County Sheriff Releases Video Of Inmate Throwing Chair - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

Tulsa County Sheriff Releases Video Of Inmate Throwing Chair

Posted: Updated:
Booking photo of David Fulps. Booking photo of David Fulps.
Video from Tulsa County jail. [TCSO] Video from Tulsa County jail. [TCSO]
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Jail videos released by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office show an inmate assaulting several detention officers.

David Fulps faces three counts of assault and battery as a result, but his attorney says it's not the whole story.

Two months ago, Fulps broke his neck, back, pelvis and a rib during his time at the Tulsa County Jail.

Thursday, the sheriff's office released two videos of him as a result of a lawsuit filed by our partners, The Frontier.

6/9/2016: Related Story: News On 6 Partner Sues Tulsa County Sheriff For Refusal To Release Public Records

The footage released, however, does not show those injuries. Instead, it shows Fulps pick up a chair and sling it at a detention officer. He then climbs across the desk, trying to grab him.

The second video released shows Fulps being carried by five detention officers, attempting to bite one of them.

But Dan Smolen, Fulps' attorney, said the clips only tell one side of the story.

"By releasing the videos they released, clearly that was their attempt - to say, 'Look how violent he was,' and, 'Look, here he is biting an officer,'" Smolen said.

He and Fulps' family said Fulps was deemed mentally disabled over a decade ago. They claim the Tulsa County Jail deprived him of his medication, which led to his injuries.

The sheriff's office said Fulps hurt himself in two incidents - they say, on one occasion, Fulps jumped from a sink to the bed. One another, they say Fulps fought with a deputy, while handcuffed, and fell down a flight of stairs.

Neither of those injuries is shown in the videos released Thursday afternoon, even though The Frontier's lawsuit calls for footage and witness statements of Fulps' injuries to be released.

6/26/2016 Related Story: Seriously Injured Tulsa Inmate Transported To Hospital In Patrol Car

"Back up your story,” Smolen said. “Release the witness statements that took place, release all the video."

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says that video was not released because there is no video of those incidents.

A jail investigation also cleared the jail staff of any wrongdoing in May.

6/26/2016 Related Story: TCSO: Jail Investigation Shows No Wrongdoing In Inmate Injury

Sheriff Vic Regalado said, "It's an incident that happened, unfortunately. As far as we can tell, from the investigative process, there was nothing done wrong by the DOs or the supervisory staff during this incident."

After Fulps was released from the hospital, police arrested him in Bartlesville for driving a stolen truck and leading them on a chase. His mother said he was just trying to get away, fearing he'd be taken back to Tulsa County Jail.

6/14/2016: Related Story: Man Recently Injured At Tulsa Jail Arrested For Theft In Bartlesville

He's now at the Washington County Jail.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.