Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz said on Wednesday he plans to resign after a grand jury recommended his removal and indicted him on two misdemeanors in an investigation spurred by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white volunteer deputy.
Scott Wood, an attorney for Glanz, told reporters the sheriff was stepping down after the grand jury accused him of displaying gross partiality in office, willfully neglecting his duty, and corruption in office. He did not have a timeline for the resignation.
“As sheriff, I take responsibility for all decisions made by me or in my name, but I assure you they were all made in good faith,” Glanz said in a statement released through Wood.
The April 2 shooting of Eric Harris, 44, was one of a number of killings by law enforcement that triggered nationwide protests over racial bias in policing and the use of lethal force, especially against minorities.