(TULSA, Okla.) -- Tulsa Undersheriff Tim Albin has resigned, Sheriff Stanley Glanz announced on Monday, following the release of an internal investigation that showed Albin pressured employees to give special treatment to Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, the deputy who shot and killed Eric Harris when he says he mistook his firearm for his Taser.
"The last few weeks has been difficult for both the community and for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office," Glanz said in a statement Monday. "As we look as a community for answers to the situation which put Mr. Bates and Mr. Harris on that fatal path, I have also looked inside the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office organization to find what we could have done better and need to do differently."
"As a result of my own examination," Glanz added, "I believe it is time for a change in my leadership team."
Glanz notes that "given the gravity of the current situation and the need to go a different direction with our leadership and management, [Albin] agrees with me that it is time for a change."
Glanz also says that he will continue to examine the office, adding that more changes are coming.
The Tulsa World reports that Albin's resignation will be effective at the end of the week.
Last week, the World reported that it had obtained a Sheriff's Office memo regarding a special investigation into allegations of falsified documents and improper training for Robert Bates.
Bates is currently charged with second-degree manslaughter in Harris' death.
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