The No. 2 official at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office resigned on Monday, days after release of a report in which subordinates said they felt pressured to support the training records of a reserve deputy who fatally shot a black suspect in early April.
Undersheriff Tim Albin’s resignation follows the release of documents into the investigation of Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, 73, who was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Eric Harris, 44, during an arrest on April 2.
Bates, a white insurance executive, has said he mistakenly fired his handgun instead of his Taser.
The shooting has prompted investigations into whether Bates received special treatment due to his donations to the department and his personal ties to Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz.