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Acting Tulsa Sheriff to Discuss Grand Jury Recommendations

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The acting Tulsa sheriff plans to detail recommendations from a grand jury that investigated the agency after a volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man.

Rick Weigel took over daily operations of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office after Sheriff Stanley Glanz resigned following the former leader's indictment on two misdemeanor counts.

On Wednesday, Weigel plans to discuss implementing eight recommendations made by jurors on how the agency can be more transparent and keep better records.

A grand jury was empaneled after volunteer deputy Robert Bates fatally shot an unarmed man in April. Bates' close ties with Glanz and a leaked 2009 memo that questioned Bates' lack of training raised questions about the office's reserve program.

Bates, who left the agency, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the shooting.