Prosecutor seeks investigation of TCSO account

Posted at 6:33 AM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 07:33:07-05

TULSA (AP) -- Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler says he's asked the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for a special audit and an investigation into undisclosed irregularities in the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Inmate Trust Account.

Kunzweiler said in a news release Tuesday that First Assistant District Attorney John David Luton was contacted by the auditor's office Jan. 13 and told of irregularities found during an annual audit.

A special audit was then requested into the trust account, which is used by inmates to purchase items from the county jail's commissary.

MORE: Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Investigation

Kunzweiler says he formally asked on Tuesday for the OSBI to assist in the investigation.

The sheriff's office has been under fire since a reserve deputy shot and killed an unarmed man last April.

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