TULSA, Okla. - On Thursday, the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office charged Tyrone Jenkins with five felony counts.
Prosecutors say Jenkins accepted $3,100 in bribes from an individual who was a part of a “sting” operation by the Tulsa Police Department.
Investigators believe in exchange for the cash, Jenkins provides confidential information from a police computer database.
In addition, prosecutors allege that Jenkins attempted to deliver cocaine.
First Assistant District Attorney Doug Drummond said, “The circumstance of charging a law enforcement officer who is sworn to uphold the law is disappointing on many levels. But, at the same time, whether a person is a law enforcement officer or not, he must be held accountable under the law.”
Each of the bribery charges carry up to 10 years in prison.
Each count of a violation of the computer crimes act carries up to 10 years in prison.
The drug charge carries a maximum of 22.5 years in prison.