Shannon Kepler's 4th Trial Set For October 9

Monday, August 28th 2017, 7:28 pm
By: News On 6

Former Tulsa Police officer Shannon Kepler is gearing up to go to trial for the fourth time.

Kepler's trial starts on October 9, but Monday in court, a judge scheduled a hearing to discuss a recent request by the defense.

Earlier this month, an appeals court ruled that crimes committed in "Indian Country" by Native Americans have to be tried by the federal government instead of the state of Oklahoma.

Kepler's attorneys are trying to say that he falls under that new jurisdiction.

The prosecution says that decision has no impact on Kepler's case, because the Oklahoma Attorney General has not officially ruled on it yet.

Kepler's hearing is on September 7th.