- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa County sheriff’s captain has been demoted after an internal review of his job performance.

The Tulsa World reports (https://bit.ly/1HvsjM8 ) that 42-year-old Billy McKelvey has been demoted from his rank of captain to a deputy III level effective July 1. Personnel records requested by the newspaper show the action was approved Wednesday. Sheriff Stanley Glanz placed McKelvey on paid leave June 1.

McKelvey is the fourth high-ranking Sheriff’s Office official to resign, be terminated or demoted following the fatal April 2 shooting of an unarmed man by ex-reserve deputy Robert Bates, a 73-year-old insurance executive.

Bates, a friend of Glanz who has donated thousands of dollars in cash and equipment to the agency, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the shooting.

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Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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