Huckeby is the second member of sheriff’s office to retire in the fallout of the Eric Harris shooting. Tim Albin resigned from his position as undersheriff last month, and was quickly replaced by Rick Weigel.
The security guard who shot and paralyzed a 21-year-old man earlier this year had marijuana in his truck at the time of the shooting, police records provided to The Frontier show.
Ricky Leroy Stone shot at Monroe Bird III three times on Feb. 4, when Bird drove away from a confrontation at a south Tulsa apartment complex.
Major Tom Huckeby once likened the Tulsa County Sheriffâ€™s Office to a â€œparamilitaryâ€ operation, imbued with strong discipline and order.
But in court records and internal reports, others painted a far different picture: one where supervisors in the Tulsa Jail labeled black employees â€œNâ€ in personnel files, Huckeby and others allegedly had â€œrampant sexâ€ with co-workers and black inmates were assaulted for sport.
Meanwhile, supervisors at all levels in the Sheriffâ€™s Office said they feared Huckeby — then a captain who appeared to enjoy the favor of Sheriff Stanley Glanz.