Between 2010 and 2012, 66 Oklahoma law enforcement officers had their certification revoked or suspended, or they gave it up, according to research by Oklahoma Watch. More than a quarter of those officers were either convicted of or pleaded guilty to sex crimes. “The sex crimes ranged from indecent exposure to multiple counts of rape and indecent liberties with children,” Oklahoma Watch’s Shaun Hittle reported.
Hittle mapped all but one of those 66 cases of officer misconduct (the one not mapped was kept private because it dealt with psychiatric issues). On the map, the red pins represent sex crimes; the blue ones represent various other infractions, like fraud, obstruction, falsified firearm qualifications, and DUI.