Tulsa Chief Calls Police Corruption Trial a ‘Line of Demarcation’


Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan’s tells the city’s World newspaper that the end of a police drug-money corruption trial last week, in which one officer was convicted and another acquitted, is a “line of demarcation” for his department. “We are going from ‘we are under investigation’ to ‘it’s completed,'” he says. “We are glad to get out from under that. We are ready to move forward without that cloud hanging over us.”

Jordan says policies have been revised concerning treatment of informants and procedures for handling cash. He adds, “Honesty and integrity is what we are about, and I don’t think we can tolerate any level of dishonesty from any officer. … It’s one of those things that they have to take ownership when they do make a mistake.”

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