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2 men arrested for assaulting Tulsa police officer at protest

Arrest in downtown Tulsa
Posted at 5:10 PM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-14 16:23:37-05

TULSA, Okla. — UPDATE: Two men were arrested and charged by the Muscogee Creek Nation on Monday.

The Muscogee Creek Nation Office of the Attorney General on Feb. 9 filed felony charges against two men who were arrested by federal agents in the assault of a Tulsa Police Department officer.

The alleged assault, shown in a publicly available video, occurred during a demonstration on East Fourth Street adjacent to U.S. District Court in Tulsa, within the boundaries of the Muscogee Creek Nation Reservation.

The Muscogee Creek Nation filed felony charges of assault and battery in a protected class against Jacob Nokusece Richard Wind and Sandy Williams.

A Tulsa police officer was hurt after a clash with protesters outside the federal courthouse downtown on Feb. 7.

Police cars surrounded the courthouse after a call for assistance during an ongoing American Indian Movement protest

Police say an officer has asked protesters not to park their cars in front of the building when the situation started escalating.

Video shows protesters come up to the officer's car, shouting and surrounding it before he got out and was eventually knocked to the ground.

“I’d seen some shoving going back on," said Tim Maxville, one of the members of the American Indian Movement.

"The officer started backing up in during the altercation fell down backwards and then the person he had tried to assault was then wrestling with him.”

The group gathered Monday to protest the imprisonment of activist Leonard Peltier.

“It’s completely legal to demonstrate, it’s not legal to demonstrate and violate someone else's rights," said Tulsa Police Capt. Richard Meulenberg

"So if you want to express your first amendment rights you can, but you can’t stop traffic to do so.”

The officer called for backup and Sandy Williams and Jacob Richard Nokysece Wind were arrested and will be charged in federal court.

The third suspect shown in these still images is still outstanding.


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