Former Oklahoma police officers charged in fatal shooting of Black man

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Two former Oklahoma police officers are charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a Black man in December.

Former Lawton police officers Robert Hinkle, 30, and Nathan Ronan, 29, were charged following an investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation following the shooting of 29-year-old Quadry Sanders in December.

Body camera video released by Lawton police shows they were called to the home for a violation of a protective order. The caller said Sanders wasn’t letting them leave.

When officers went to the house, Sanders came out. The video shows Sanders showing both hands before the shooting. He had what appears to be a hat in his left hand.

Hinkle shot four times at Sanders. He appeared to have his right hand raised above his head before falling to the ground. Sanders sat up with his hands above his head. Hinkle then fired seven more times.

Ronan also fired four times at Sanders.

Comanche County District Attorney Kyle Cabelka said no weapons were found in the area where Sanders was.

Hinkle and Ronan were fired from the police department on Jan. 7, Lawton City Manager Michael Cleghorn said in a statement.

Hinkle and Ronan were released Friday on a $25 thousand bond. They face a minimum of four years in state prison if convicted. A hearing is scheduled for Aug. 1.