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3 taken out of Tulsa Co. sheriff race

Posted at 1:42 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 14:42:06-05

TULSA – A board meeting was held this week concerning the eligibility of four candidates interested in running for Tulsa County sheriff and only one was approved.

According to the agenda set for the board meeting held on Dec. 17, John Fitzpatrick, Arthur Jackson, Erich Richter and Henry Jones were being evaluated as to whether or not they were eligible to run for Tulsa County sheriff. Ultimately, only John Fitzpatrick was approved to run for sheriff.

Tulsa County Sheriff candidate Jason Jackson filed the paperwork contesting the qualifications of three candidates, John Fitzpatrick, Arthur Jackson and Henry Jones.

SPECIAL PAGE: Tulsa County Sheriff's Office investigation

Jackson claimed that none of the three men were currently certified by the standards of the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, which is a necessary certificate in order to run for sheriff.

Learn more about the qualifications to become a sheriff here

The search for a new Tulsa County sheriff came into effect after former Sheriff Stanley Glanz resigned Nov. 1. Until a new sheriff is announced, Undersheriff Richard Weigel has been assuming the duties of Tulsa County sheriff. 

As of Dec., a total of ten candidates are still in the running for a special general election set for April 5. 

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