Another Tulsa Officer Suspended In Police Corruption Investigation

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 11:49 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A Tulsa Police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of a corruption investigation, according to the Tulsa Police Department.

Eric Hill is the third police officer suspended as part of the investigation headed by U.S. Attorney Jane Duke, the special prosecutor from Arkansas assigned to investigate the police corruption, mostly in TPD's narcotics division.

6/22/2010 Related Story: Another Prisoner Released As Part Of Tulsa Police Corruption Investigation

Eleven people have either been released from prison or had their cases overturned during the course of this investigation that's looking into allegations of stolen drugs and money, falsified search warrants, lying or nonexistent informants and lying on the witness stand.

Earlier this month, retired Tulsa police officer J.J. Gray pled guilty in federal court to one count of stealing money. The plea deal was made with Duke, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Former ATF agent Brandon McFadden has also pled guilty to one count of conspiring to sell meth. Both are cooperating and both are awaiting sentencing. No one else has been charged, but, more indictments are expected.

6/16/2010 Related Story: Retired Tulsa Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Stealing Money