- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa’s police chief says it was not appropriate for a Tulsa police officer to write in an online essay about the recent killings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that “We are at war!”

Police spokesman Sgt. Shane Tuell says the post was written by Maj. Travis Yates. Tuell says Police Chief Chuck Jordan reviewed the post Tuesday and found its wording inappropriate.

Yates made the post on lawofficer.com the same day as three officers died in Baton Rouge.

Tuell says the chief would not comment on what disciplinary action, if any, Yates would receive as a result of the posting.

A phone number listed for Yates was disconnected.

A local civil rights group asked Tuesday for Yates to resign because of the comments.

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