Extortion count dropped against State Highway Patrol captain
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped an extortion charge against an Oklahoma Highway Patrol captain who had been accused of trying to blackmail the commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety.
The Oklahoman reports that the case against Capt. Troy German was dismissed on Friday after he agreed to retire.
The office of Attorney General Mike Hunter says the charge was dropped at the request of the Highway Patrol and the course of action was in the best interest of the department moving forward.
German’s attorney, Michael Johnson, says “this was a good resolution for all parties.”
Authorities had accused German of threatening to release evidence of Highway Patrol misconduct if DPS Commissioner Rusty Rhoades didn’t promote him or appoint him to a state office.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com