Three Oklahoma City Police Officers Accused Of Wrongdoing

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 12:27 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma City Police have confirmed another officer that was being investigated for wrongdoing. This brings the number of officers investigated by Internal Affairs up to three.

Captain Dexter Nelson with the OKCPD released limited details about the three investigations.

The first involved a 34-year-old female police sergeant. She is under investigation for obstructing officers during a drug investigation. She is currently on paid administrative leave pending the investigation by Internal Affairs. The incident occurred in November of 2010 and the investigation into the allegations began in August of 2011. Nelson would not release the sergeant's name, but did say she graduated from the OKCPD Police Academy in March of 2002 and has been on the force for nine years.

Another officer under investigation is a male. He has resigned over an incident where he is accused of giving false information during the reporting of information on a DUI arrest back in August of this year. Police say no charges will be filed in his case since he resigned during the course of the investigation and an agreement was reached with his attorney. Giving false information is a misdemeanor offense that could have led to a citation and/or a fine if charged as a city offense, or up to a year in jail and a $500 fine for a state offense. Capt. Nelson would not release the identity of the former officer either, only saying he been with the department for seven years. He resigned October 8, 2011.

The third officer also resigned pending an investigation in reference to an assault and larceny case being investigated. That officer resigned December 2, 2011. He is said to be a Sergeant and had been with the force since 2006.