Department of Public Safety Public Affairs spokesman Capt. Chris West said he “can’t confirm or deny” an investigation is being conducted into allegations of misconduct by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper assigned to Troop F, headquartered in Ardmore.


Department of Public Safety Public Affairs spokesman Capt. Chris West said he “can’t confirm or deny” an investigation is being conducted into allegations of misconduct by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper assigned to Troop F, headquartered in Ardmore.

 

“State employees have rights and employers can’t violate those rights,” West said, responding to questions abut Facebook allegations a trooper, while on duty, went to a citizen’s home and threatened a family, including a small child.

 

While West issued the standard, “can’t confirm or deny” statement, he added “In general we take our (OHP) service to citizens very seriously and we take complaints very seriously. If a member is found to have done nothing wrong they will be cleared. If a violation has occurred they will be disciplined.”

 

West responded to The Ardmorite’s request for comment, after Capt. Ronnie Hampton, Commander of Troop F, said while he had seen comments on Facebook he unable to “confirm or deny” any allegations or complaints had been officially made to OHP or DPS. Hampton said he was also unable to “confirm or deny” Facebook allegations an investigation is being conducted.”