Tulsa sheriff indicted by grand jury in deputy shooting investigation

In this April 20, 2015, file photo, Sheriff Stanley Glanz speaks during a news conference about the reserve deputy Robert Bates' shooting of Eric Harris.
In this April 20, 2015, file photo, Sheriff Stanley Glanz speaks during a news conference about the reserve deputy Robert Bates' shooting of Eric Harris.

TULSA — A grand jury has indicted an Oklahoma sheriff on two misdemeanors as part of an investigation into his office after a volunteer deputy's fatal shooting of an unarmed man in April.

The grand jury's findings announced Wednesday also recommended that Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz be removed from office.

The panel accused Glanz of refusing to perform his official duties for not promptly releasing documents as part of an internal investigation of volunteer deputy Robert Bates, one of Glanz's longtime friends.

Bates has pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Eric Harris.

The grand jury also accused Glanz of willful violation of the law in an unrelated incident involving a stipend he received for a vehicle.

A lawyer for Glanz says Glanz plans to resign.

Attorney Scott Wood said Wednesday that Glanz will resign before a Nov. 10 hearing on the indictments.

Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.