Prosecutors Given Permission To Talk To Jurors In Tulsa Police Corruption Trial


Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 6:23 pm
By: News On 6


Lori Fullbright, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- U.S. prosecutors will be allowed to talk to the jurors who recently found one Tulsa police officer guilty and two other officers not guilty of corruption charges.

Harold Wells was convicted while Nick DeBruin and Bruce Bonham were released.

A federal judge agreed to let someone from the police department sit in on the juror interviews.

The attorney for one of the innocent officers is against the idea, saying he'd never seen it allowed in his 23 years of practicing in federal court. He argued allowing an Internal Affairs Officer to talk to the jurors would be prejudicial since internal affairs will determine if the two officers get their jobs back.

The jurors can choose whether to talk.

6/10/2011 Related Story: Two Of The Three Accused Tulsa Officers Acquitted