Tulsa Police Department officer Marvin Blades Jr. arrested again for robbery

TULSA - A Tulsa police officer already facing robbery charges was arrested again Wednesday.

After a months-long robbery investigation, charges were filed last week against officer Marvin Blades Jr., 37.  He was arrested last month for stealing money during a traffic stop.

According to officials, investigators from the Tulsa Police Department's Special Investigation Division and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics conducted an undercover operation after allegations arose that Blades was targeting Hispanics during traffic stops and stealing their cash.

Since August 2011, the TPD has received 12 complaints of officer theft from Hispanics, according to an affidavit. One alleged victim told investigators she had been robbed by the same officer on two separate occasions.

Blades was arrested Aug. 25 after pulling over an undercover OBN agent, ordering the driver to the back of his car and instructing him to leave his wallet on the seat.  Blades then allegedly stole $600 in cash before allowing the driver to leave.

Blades was charged with five complaints of second-degree robbery.  He was initially released from jail on $25,000 bond.

On Wednesday, Blades was arrested around 11 a.m. for four additional complaints of second-degree robbery.  He's now being held in the Tulsa County Jail on $400,000 bond.

The arrest report was not immediately available.

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