Tulsa Police Officer Allegedly Abused Child While Off Duty, Says Muscogee Nation | Crime News

A Tulsa police officer who was arrested Monday on a tribal child abuse charge allegedly abused a baby in Jenks while off duty, according to a news release from Muscogee Nation.

Three-year-old Tulsa Police Department officer Michael Donovan Bell was placed on administrative leave and relieved of duty pending investigation after the department learned of the charge in district court. of the Muscogee Nation.

Bell and the little victim are tribal citizens, according to the Muscogee Nation.

Bell was taken to the Tulsa County Jail on Monday and his bail was set at $10,000 with the order not to have any contact with the victim.

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“We are grateful to the multiple law enforcement and child protection agencies who provided our Lighthorse Police investigators and arresting officers with significant collaboration and cooperation in this matter,” said Lighthorse leader Richard Phillips.

Muscogee Nation Lighthorse Police were assisted in the investigation by the Jenks Police Department, Oklahoma Department of Social Services, Indian Child Protection and the Tulsa Police Department. Muscogee Nation Attorney General Geri Wisner said the victim and the victim’s caregiver will be offered victim services.

Bell is due to be arraigned in Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court on July 11.

The United States, which has concurrent jurisdiction in the Bell case, announced Thursday that the U.S. Attorney’s Office does not intend to press charges in the case, according to the Muscogee Nation.

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