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Posted: July 13, 2017

Tulsa police officer charged with assaulting another officer

By Ashli Lincoln

News | KOKI

TULSA, Okla. —

Quick Facts:

  • A Tulsa police officer has been charged with assault and battery on a police officer.
  • Sgt. DeLorn Sanders allegedly assaulted another officer while off duty in June.
  • WATCH FOX23 Ashli Lincoln's full report on FOX23 News at 5.


The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office filed an assault and battery charge against Sgt. DeLorn Sanders, of the Tulsa Police Department.

Sanders is accused of assaulting another police officer last month. Officials said Sanders was off duty at the time.

The incident happened outside a daycare at around 10 p.m. Officials said officers responded to a domestic violence call.

Sanders was allegedly involved in a family dispute while setting up a child's birthday party.

Records show that callers told 911 that Sanders went to his car to retrieve something, got into a struggle with one of the responding officers and allegedly hit him.

Tulsa police said Sanders has not yet faced any disciplinary action while an internal investigation is ongoing, but he has been reassigned.

Dashcam footage of the incident is expected to be released Thursday.

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