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Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman, Charged With Misdemeanor Assault, Wants His Shotguns Back

"I love my wife. I never assaulted Elsie," said Sheriff Ron Bateman at a news conference Tuesday morning. (WTOP/Kristi King)

After Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ronald Bateman was arrested earlier this month for violently assaulting his wife, Bateman’s wife Elsie Bateman has recanted statements she told police officers the night of her husband’s arrest and Ron Bateman has denied any wrongdoing. Sheriff Bateman was charged with second-degree assault, a misdemeanor …

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Jurors Call For Maximum Sentence, Deliver Guilty Verdict For Robert Bates, An Oklahoma Pay-To-Play Deputy Who Killed An Unarmed Black Man

Robert Bates faces up to four years in prison (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Robert Bates, a 74-year-old volunteer reserve sheriff deputy for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter by a jury on Wednesday.  While working for the sheriff’s office last year, Bates shot and killed an unarmed suspect, Eric Courtney Harris, 44 on April 2. As we have …

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