Officer accused of robbing Hispanic drivers bonds out of jail
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Saturday, October 27, 2012
10/27/12 at 4:54 PM
A Tulsa police officer who has been accused of robbing Hispanic drivers while on duty has bonded out of jail.
Marvin Blades Jr., 37, was released from the Tulsa Jail at 9:15 p.m. Friday, jail records show.
Blades was arrested on a complaint of second-degree robbery following a sting operation after he pulled over an undercover Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Aug. 25.
Blades allegedly specifically targeted Hispanic drivers by making traffic stops and taking money from their wallets.
On Tuesday, the charges against Blades were upgraded from five counts of second-degree robbery that were filed against him in Tulsa County District Court Aug. 31.
Blades is currently on administrative leave from the Tulsa Police Department without pay.
According to court orders, Blades is prohibited from leaving the county and is restricted from having any contact with victims or witnesses in the case.
Marvin Blades Jr.