An internal inquiry by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office in 2009 concluded that Reserve Deputy Robert Bates was shown special treatment and that training policies were violated regarding his role with the agency.
Bates is the volunteer deputy who fatally shot suspect Eric Harris instead of stunning him with a Taser on April 2.
A Harris family lawyer provided documents to CNN from the 2009 inquiry, which also found that supervisors intimidated employees to disregard policies to the benefit of Bates.
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