Tulsa Police Detective Charged With Domestic Assault And Pointing A Weapon


Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 12:11 pm
By: News On 6


Lori Fullbright, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A Tulsa Police homicide detective has been re-assigned to desk duty after being on paid suspension for the past month.

Roger Smith was placed on suspension after an incident at his home in Osage County.

The Osage County District Attorney filed two misdemeanor charges against Smith, domestic assault and pointing a weapon at another.

A court affidavit says a man brought home the woman Smith is living with and that Smith pointed a gun at the man and pepper sprayed her.

Smith turned himself in last week, was arraigned, pleaded not guilty and was released on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond.

Smith was not booked into the Osage County jail since, as a police officer, his picture and fingerprints are already on file with the state.

Smith joined the Tulsa Police Department in 1990. The department says he has no other disciplinary actions in his personnel file.