|Updated: 11/18/2013 9:52 pm
||Published: 11/18/2013 9:49 pm
The issue at hand are weapon-mounted flashlights.
It comes down to orders and that's what Broken Arrow Police Chief Boggs says he gave regarding the use of weapon-mounted lights.
Boggs tells FOX23, "They just want to find out what happened and where there was a breakdown along the chain of command, and how the order way back when was delivered and move on from there."
After a supervisor noticed the officers using them on the graveyard shift, he put a stop to it and an investigation was launched to see if they disobeyed a direct order by the chief not to use them.
For now, the rookie officers will no longer be allowed to use their weapon-mounted flashlights and the senior officers who do use them may have to brush up on their skills.
"There may be a circumstance where people who are allowed to carry the gun lights will have to have a certain amount of training to be able to continue carrying those gun lights," Boggs tells FOX23.
At this time, those officers who were being investigated say they feel much better despite having to give up some of their bells and whistles.
Boggs explains, "I think they feel a little bit better about it to where it's not an IA investigation pursuit where they are seeking out information to try and make a disciplinary case against someone."
Around 9:30 Monday night, their attorney, Scott Wood, met with those seven officers before they start the overnight shift. He told them more about the chief's decision.
Wood tells FOX23 the officers are relieved they won't be disciplined and can hopefully move forward.