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Tulsa sheriff: FBI has cleared reserve deputy of civil rights violation in fatal shooting
Tulsa sheriff: FBI has cleared reserve deputy of civil rights violation in fatal shooting

The FBI has determined a 73-year-old Tulsa County sheriff's reserve deputy did not violate the civil rights of a man he fatally shot this month when he mistook his personal handgun for a Taser, law enforcement officials said on Monday. A review of the shooting found Reserve Deputy Robert Bates did not commit a civil rights violation when he shot Eric Harris, 44, said Maj. Shannon Clark, a spokesman for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. Calls to the FBI in Oklahoma City were not immediately returned, and a spokesman for the agency previously told the Los Angeles Times there was no federal investigation into the shooting. Clark told The Times that the...

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