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Tulsa sheriff indicted over fatal April shooting submits resignation

TULSA, Okla. -- An Oklahoma sheriff indicted following an investigation into his office after a volunteer deputy killed an unarmed man has submitted his letter of resignation.

Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz notified Gov. Mary Fallin in the letter that he'll retire effective Nov. 1.

On Friday, Fallin scheduled a special primary election for sheriff for March 1, with a special general election on April 5 if necessary.

A grand jury indicted Glanz on two misdemeanor counts Wednesday. One accuses Glanz of refusing to perform his official duties by not quickly turning over information about volunteer deputy Robert Bates during an internal investigation.

Bates, Glanz's longtime friend and a former insurance executive, has said he mistook his handgun for a stun gun in April before fatally shooting Eric Harris. Harris was restrained.

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