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OKC's Top-Cop Cleared of Ethics Complaint

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Oklahoma City's police chief has been cleared in an ethics investigation that began after four deputy chiefs accused him of retaliating against them for seeking overtime pay.

Oklahoma City Auditor Jim Williamson wrote in a letter Wednesday that the allegations against Police Chief Bill Citty "were unsubstantiated." The auditor began the investigation last month after the deputies alleged that Citty confronted them in March about the possibility of a grievance being filed over the overtime issue and suggested there could be retaliation.

Citty told The Oklahoman that he was happy with the outcome of the investigation and hopes the department can move forward. But the four deputy chiefs said in a statement that they stand by their allegations and argued that the investigation was "essentially rigged from the beginning."