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City Councilor Grant Miller arrested on domestic violence accusation

City Councilor Grant Miller waits for an elevator in the Tulsa County Courthouse in November 2022.
Elizabeth Caldwell
City Councilor Grant Miller waits for an elevator in the Tulsa County Courthouse in November 2022.

Tulsa City Councilor Grant Miller was arrested Thursday night.

According to records, the councilman was booked into the Tulsa County jail on suspicion of domestic assault and battery first offense, which is a misdemeanor in Oklahoma. He was released Friday afternoon on a $8,000 bond and is required to wear an electronic monitor.

Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin wrote on social media Friday morning that his officers treated Miller the same way they treat any other domestic violence suspect.

"Prosecutors will determine validity and work with the crime victim who made the allegation," Franklin posted on X, formerly Twitter.


When asked if Miller would face discipline in his official capacity, Council Chairwoman Jeannie Cue said the situation is "an ongoing legal matter" and declined to comment further.

Miller has been involved in multiple legal battles involving the city and his office. He was first investigated in 2022 for allegedly videotaping poll workers on Election Day.

Miller was the subject of a lawsuit against three other councilors he accused of texting about him during a meeting in 2023. He and his boss Ronald Durbin later sued Mayor G.T. Bynum for holding private discussions with councilors about a sales tax and bond package, which they claimed violated state open meeting laws.

The Oklahoma Bar Association has also ruled Miller failed to pass character and fitness requirements to practice law.

Miller recently passed a resolution for the city to oppose USPS moving processing functions at Tulsa’s mail center to Oklahoma City, and is working to rehabilitate a recreational trail near Promenade Mall.

Max Bryan is a news anchor and reporter for KWGS. A Tulsa native, Bryan worked at newspapers throughout Arkansas and in Norman before coming home to "the most underrated city in America." Several of Bryan's news stories have either led to or been cited in changes both in the public and private sectors.