2 Pawhuska police officers arrested
Pawhuska police officers Robert Louis Rulo III, 23, and Paris Adam Robertson, 25, have been arrested on misdemeanor charges and booked at the Osage County Jail.
Rulo was arrested on a charge of false certificate by public officer, and Robertson was arrested on a charge of assault and battery. According to a court record, Rulo has entered a not guilty plea and his bail was set at $1,000. His next court date is listed as Nov. 7.
Robertson also entered a not guilty plea and his bond was set at $1,000. His next court date is listed as Nov. 7.
Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden said the cases being brought against the officers stemmed from a situation where one of his jailers thought he saw something and reported it. Virden said he watched video and contacted both Pawhuska Police Chief Scott Laird and District Attorney Rex Duncan.
Virden said Laird had an opportunity to view the videotape and talk with the victim in the matter.
Duncan also saw the video and called on the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to look into the situation, Virden said. The OSBI conducted an investigation and charges were filed.