Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz announced Monday the resignation of Undersheriff Tim Albin after allegations that Albin intimidated employees to elevate reserve deputy Robert Bates, who is accused of a mistaken fatal shooting, the Tulsa World reports. “Given the gravity of the current situation … he agreed that maybe it's time for a change,” Glanz said. “I will continue to examine my organization, and there will be more changes in the coming days as I work to restore the integrity to the Sheriff's Office which the public has come to expect,” Glanz said. Albin told a television station he may have lost some of his effectiveness in a leadership role, but denied being a scapegoat for the sheriff's office or Glanz.
Several organizations called for more resignations, including that of Glanz. A Sheriff's Office memo obtained by the World details the findings of a 2009 “special investigation” requested by then-Undersheriff Brian Edwards into claims of falsified documents and improper training for Bates. It concludes with allegations that Bates received special treatment and that current top-ranking deputies violated policy in a number of ways to elevate Bates in the reserve deputy program.