Police Officer Tasered Handcuffed Woman That Spits in His Face, Gets Suspended
Naked man repeatedly shot with pepper balls settles suit with city
This photograph of Richard G. Smith, who received a $25,000 lawsuit settlement from the city of Tulsa, shows the injuries he received from pepperballs shot at him by Tulsa police officers.
The city of Tulsa has agreed to pay a $25,000 settlement on behalf of two police officers in an excessive-force lawsuit brought by a man who was naked and unarmed when he was shot repeatedly with pepper balls.
Following the recent Good Friday shootings, America now knows that Tulsa’s north side is riddled with crime and violence. Now, the police captain charged with keeping the area safe is at the subject of a major sexual scandal.
Tulsa Police Department Captain Shawn King is a first-shift captain in North Tulsa’s Gilcrease Division. He appears to have engaged in lewd and deviant sexual behavior while on duty, and is suspected of sexual-related crimes.
Hundreds of explicit photographs and videos obtained by This Land Press depict a man identified as King by his former partner, Keen Roberts. It depicts an officer engaging in various acts of extreme sexual behavior, at times while in uniform both on- and off-duty.
The materials found on King’s laptop include videos of King masturbating and then ejaculating onto his TPD-issued work shirt and photographs of a uniformed King masturbating in his work office. He then sent the videos to a subordinate Tulsa Police officer with whom he was having a sexual relationship.
Earlier this month, King, 42, was disciplined by TPD Internal Affairs for “engaging in inappropriate behavior while on duty,” according to a Personnel Order dated April 3, 2012, and signed by TPD Chief Chuck Jordan. The disciplinary action constituted a five-day suspension without pay for King.
Keena Roberts, 39, who made the complaint that instigated the investigation, is dissatisfied with the outcome and believes King should be fired.
“I’m totally outraged on how this was handled,” Roberts said. “I feel like I’ve been thrown to the wolves.”
TULSA, Okla. — In one sentence, a federal judge summed up what probably had been on the minds of thousands of Tulsans who endured one of the worst police corruption scandals in at least a generation, maybe even longer.
“All of you should have known the law better than anyone,” U.S. District Judge Bruce Black said in court Tuesday as he sentenced four officers caught up in a corruption probe that led to dozens of convictions being overturned.
Black held nothing back as he pronounced the sentences, which brought an end to the drawn-out police trials held earlier this year.
The judge told former Cpl. Harold R. Wells that he’d “dishonored the badge” before sentencing him to 10 years in prison for his role in the police corruption scandal.
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