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Friday, September 9, 2011

[OK] Tulsa Police Det. Smith accused of armed domestic violence incident

Tulsa Police Department homicide detective Roger Smith said to have been involved in a domestic altercation that included pointing a gun at a man and spraying a woman in the face with pepper spray.


TULSA HOMICIDE DETECTIVE IS SOUGHT IN DOMESTIC ASSAULT CASE
Tulsa World
By Amanda Bland
9/6/2011
[Excerpts] An arrest warrant was issued last week for a Tulsa Police Department homicide detective who was involved in a domestic altercation in which he allegedly pointed a gun at a man and sprayed a woman with pepper spray. Roger Smith, 51, is being sought on complaints of domestic assault and battery and pointing a weapon in connection with the Osage County incident... A witness at the scene, [BM - male], told officers that he drove [SH - female] to the house and that Smith confronted him in the driveway... [BM ] said Smith pointed a pistol at him and told Martin and a passenger in the car, [JJ - male], to leave, the affidavit states. [SH] told police she lives with Smith and that Smith sprayed her in the face with pepper spray as she was getting out of Martin's car... The arrest warrant for Smith was issued Wednesday. The Police Department placed Smith on paid administrative leave Aug. 1... Smith had not been arrested or booked... [Full article here]

TULSA POLICE DETECTIVE CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND POINTING A WEAPON
newson6.com
Posted: Sep 06, 2011
[Excerpts] ...[Tulsa Police homicide detective Roger] Smith turned himself in last week, was arraigned, pleaded not guilty and was released on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond. Smith was not booked into the Osage County jail since, as a police officer, his picture and fingerprints are already on file with the state. Smith joined the Tulsa Police Department in 1990. The department says he has no other disciplinary actions in his personnel file... [Full article here]

TULSA HOMICIDE DETECTIVE ON RESTRICTIVE DUTY AFTER CHARGES FILED
Courtesy: Tulsa Police Dept.
By Nicole Burgin
Sept. 6, 2011
[Excerpts] ...We’re told the charges were filed last Monday, August 29th and [Tulsa Police homicide detective Roger] Smith surrendered late last week. “He was administrative leave up until yesterday and he was placed on restrictive duty as of yesterday,” says Tulsa Officer Leland Ashley. He says Smith has been with the department more than 20 years. Ashley was asked to define restrictive duty. "Basically, what that can be characterized as a desk assignment. He stays at the desk, he is not carrying a weapon and he would have minimal contact with the public but it is basically administrative paperwork type of duty," says Ashley. He says the criminal case will be handled first before the administrative process and internal affairs investigation begins. [Full article here]

WARRANT ISSUED FOR TULSA POLICE DETECTIVE INVOLVED IN DOMESTIC ALTERCATION
Tulsa World
By Amanda Bland
Published: 9/5/2011
[Excerpts] ... Tulsa police responded July 31 to a domestic disturbance involving a weapon call at Smith’s home in the 1900 block of West Newton Street, in a part of northwest Tulsa that is within Osage County, according to a court affidavit. A witness at the scene, Brian Martin, told officers that he drove Sharon Holmes to the house and that Smith confronted him in the driveway, the affidavit states. Martin said Smith pointed a pistol at him and told Martin and a passenger in the car, Jordan Johnson, to leave, the affidavit states. Holmes told police she lives with Smith and that Smith sprayed her in the face with pepper spray as she was getting out of Martin’s car... Records indicate that Smith had not been arrested or booked into the Osage County Jail as of Monday evening. [Full article here]
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