Eric Courtney Harris

A 73-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma reserve deputy who killed a man earlier this month when he fired a gun instead of a Taser was the subject of an investigation over questions about his training and conduct, CBS News has learned. Robert Bates has pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of Eric Harris, saying […]

The lawyer for an Oklahoma reserve deputy, who fatally shot a man he meant to halt with a Taser, released documents on Saturday that verify some of his training, according to CNN. Robert Bates, 73, a businessman in Tulsa, Okla., had one Taser training class over a six-and-a-half-year period, took three firearms training classes, and […]

A damning report accuses the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office of falsifying training records for the 73-year-old reserve deputy charged with manslaughter in a fatal incident in which he mistook his gun for a Taser, according to the Washington Post. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, supervisors in the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office were ordered to […]