Legal

ONPD officer terminated following May 1 incident

The following statement by Osage Nation Attorney General Holli Wells is regarding the May 1 incident in north Tulsa involving an off-duty ON police officer who was driving a patrol vehicle at the time:

“In the early evening of May 12th, 2015, the Osage Nation Police Department received and reviewed the Tulsa Police Department’s Official Report regarding the incident occurring on the evening of May 1st, 2015, wherein Osage Nation Police Officer Corey Stewart’s duty vehicle struck Shawn Rex Watashe in Tulsa County. Chief of Police Nick Williams, confirms that Stewart has been terminated from the Osage Nation Police Department."

Stewart had been placed on administrative leave after the incident as the Tulsa police investigation took place.