Questions Raised Over Tusla Reserve Deputy Robert Bates’ Training

Tulsa Reserve Deputy Robert Bates faces a second-degree manslaughter charge for the deadly shooting of Eric Harris.

Now, there are questions about his training.

Records show he had more than 400 hours of law enforcement training.

Sources close to the sheriff’s office confirm some of the documents were false.

They claim at least three supervisors pressured officers to change Bates’ record to show he had training he never actually received.

Investigators say Bates accidentally shot Harris with a gun instead of using a taser during his arrest.

But records don’t show law enforcement certification for Bates to carry the revolver used in the shooting.

A state lawmaker called for an independent review of Tulsa County’s reserve deputy programs.