Pastor Validates Allegation Against Tulsa Mayor

Friday, March 11th 2011, 4:47 pm
By: News On 6

Emory Bryan, News on 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A letter from a Tulsa pastor appears to validate one of the "official misconduct" claims made against Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett.

Councilor John Eagleton says Bartlett is guilty of "official misconduct" in part because he encouraged people to sue the City Council.

Reverend Warren Blakney has signed an affidavit that says he met with Mayor Bartlett and his Chief of Staff Terry Simonson in December and he was encouraged by Simonson at that meeting to sue the Council.

Read the affidavit

Eagleton claims Bartlett personally encouraged the lawsuit, which Bartlett has denied.

Blakney is President of Tulsa's NACCP Chapter.

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