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Reserve deputy charged in Tulsa killing is wealthy department donor

Atlanta Journal Constitution - The Tulsa County reserve deputy charged with second-degree manslaughter after allegedly confusing a Taser with a real gun and killing a man has made hefty donations of equipment to the sheriff’s department in the past, according to KRMG. 

Deputy Robert Bates, 73, also served as Chairman for the re-election campaign of Sheriff Stanley Glanz in 2012 and contributed money to the campaign.  Read more.

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