“It doesn’t matter who your dad is,” Oklahoma officers resign after arresting city councilman’s son

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

[protected-iframe id=”f71bacb3f7513ecc60a5d334cc0908e1-29519643-31344442″ info=”http://launch.newsinc.com/?type=VideoPlayer/Single&widgetId=1&trackingGroup=69016&playlistId=19132&siteSection=91468_pp&videoId=32384000″ width=”590″ height=”332″ scrolling=”no” webkitallowfullscreen=”” mozallowfullscreen=”” allowfullscreen=””]

VIAN, Okla. – A police chief and an officer in an eastern Oklahoma town have resigned, citing pushback they faced for the recent arrest of a city councilor’s son.

The Tulsa World  reports Vian Officer Lindsey Green says she resigned Monday because of scrutiny from city officials and didn’t want a termination on her record.

Police Chief Ted Johnson also resigned this week. Johnson says he and Green weren’t told they’d be fired but feared they might be for going against the council “like I did.”

The city attorney and the mayor didn’t respond to the newspaper’s calls for comment.

Green arrested Joshua Smith on May 2 for driving without a license after confirming with police dispatchers Smith’s license had been revoked. Smith was released 45 minutes later.

Johnson says driving without a license is standard grounds for arrest.

Latest News

More News

National News

More National

Washington D.C.

More Washington DC

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ

Don't Miss

Latest News

More News


KFOR Podcasts

More Podcasts

Follow @KFOR on Twitter