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NoahBryant/iStock/Thinkstock(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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Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) --  A bartender and model is broadening her lawsuit against San Francisco transit police to include an Oakland cop after she says they used excessive force while booking her on St. Patrick’s Day last year and caused her to break at least four bones in her face.

Megan Sheehan acknowledges she was intoxicated and belligerent when she was apprehended at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, but says officers left her with permanent physical damage after taking her to the nearby jail to charge her.

"I should have never gotten that drunk, but also there are ways to detain someone and not break their face," she told ABC station KGO-TV.

The dramatic moment was caught on security cameras from inside the Santa Rita jail, as well as body cameras that were being worn by officers near Sheehan, showing how two officers appear to throw her to the ground right after she turned toward one of the officers and told him to stop touching her.

An audible thud can be heard as Sheehan hit the ground, and people standing near are heard gasping. An officer kneeling next to her after she hit the ground can be heard requesting medical help.

According to the lawsuit filed by Sheehan’s attorney last July, she suffered "serious head injuries including but not limited to fracturing four of her cheek bones, splitting her molar, and cracking a front tooth."

The video shows Sheehan lying unconscious in a pool of blood as people near her, though it is unclear exactly who, say her name to try and get her to respond.

Sheehan, who is now 28 but was 27 at the time of the incident, did not remember anything of what happened on the night of the altercation, and it was only after her attorneys obtained video from inside the police station that they were able to determine how she broke the bones in her face.

"Finally, when we saw this last video we saw that, 'Oh, she couldn't put her hands out because they were being held behind her back,'" Liza de Vries, one of Sheehan's attorneys, told ABC News Monday.

"She's still recovering mentally from what happened. Physically she's still having her teeth repaired. Her facial bones have recovered...though she can still feel that they were broken," de Vries said.

The suit says that she spent two days being treated in a nearby hospital and never faced criminal charges.

De Vries told ABC News that they have an amendment hearing scheduled for the case on May 28 because they have now learned that in addition to a BART police officer there was also an Oakland police officer who was allegedly holding one of Sheehan's arms behind her back when she was pushed to the ground. As a result, they will ask to have that officer and the Oakland police department added as defendants in the suit.

ABC News’ calls to BART police and the Oakland police department were not immediately returned. They told KGO they would not comment on the case because it is in active litigation, though attorneys for BART have denied liability in earlier court proceedings.


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iStock/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) -- A Washington high school teacher is credited with apprehending a shooter at the school where he works Monday.

In a statement, Brady Olson, an Advanced Placement Government teacher at North Thurston High School who the school district says is credited with stopping the shooter, said he was "happy...that everyone is safe after today's incident." The North Thurston Public Schools' Twitter account said that no one was hurt in the incident and that the school was dismissed early.

 



"From administrators to teachers, all reacted to a very intense situation with incredible tact and professionalism," Olson said. "No one, including myself, can prepare for a situation like this."

Olson mentioned three other men who also played a role in apprehending the shooter -- Tim Brown, the school's dean of students, Principal Steve Rood and Security Officer Jim Beltico.

"North Thurston High School's staff handled this like every other staff in every city, in every state, across this country would," Olson concluded. "I'm incredibly proud to be a member of the bigger community of educators who teach and take care of our kids every day."

 


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iStock/Thinkstock(MOBILE BAY, Ala.) -- Storms have put a temporary halt to the U.S. Coast Guard's efforts Monday to find four people who disappeared after hurricane-like weather struck a regatta in Alabama this weekend.

"We've covered about 3,000 square miles," Coast Guard Capt. Duke Walker said, "but safety is my biggest concern....We continue to search as opposed to recover. [We] still have the hope for the best thing to happen."

The Coast Guard said it planned to resume the search for the sailors Monday evening.

More than 100 sailboats and about 200 people were participating in the 57th annual Dauphin Island regatta, held in Mobile Bay, Alabama, when the storm hit Saturday. Sailboats overturned, leaving many stranded in the water, authorities said. Good Samaritans and local authorities assisted in the rescue efforts.

Joshua Edwards' family got caught in the storm after the 18-mile race ended. He said what started as a day of fun quickly took a turn for the worse when relatives said they saw a twister. His mother, who was at the helm of the vessel, even lost her life jacket to the screaming winds. It took the Edwards family five white-knuckle hours to make it back to Alabama.

Edwards told ABC News Monday that despite the warnings in Saturday's forecast, the circumstances were not considered dangerous for experienced sailors. Nearly 60-mph winds and reported 10-foot waves pushed him and his crew eight miles out of their way as they passed other boats in distress.

The bodies of two sailors were found, according to the state's Department of Public Safety, but their names and the names of the missing had not been released. The sailors were located along the shoreline and in the bay.

Authorities had originally said that five people were missing but one person was found at home. More than 40 people had been rescued since Saturday.

Officials said Monday they were checking 10 submerged vessels and had cleared several others.


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WGNO(JEFFERSON PARISH, La.) -- Dramatic video captured train cars that derailed and fell off an elevated train track due to strong winds in Louisiana.

Like toys tumbling over like dominoes, the real train was blown off the track as the camera was rolling in heavy rain near a restaurant called Raising Cane’s in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Strong winds knocked over some train cars around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, though no injuries were reported, according to ABC News affiliate WGNO.

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad issued the following statement: “Due to the severe weather this morning four Union Pacific Railroad railcars derailed and dropped off the eastbank approach to the Huey P. Long Bridge. The railcars were empty and did not contain any hazardous materials. No leaks and no injuries are reported at this time. Jefferson Parish Police, Fire and other responders are on scene to secure the area.”


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