The lawyer for Oklahoma lawman Robert Bates, who shot a man he said he was trying to stun with a Taser, released what the lawyer alleged are Bates’ training records. The documents show that Bates completed three firearms training classes and one Taser training class over the course of more than six years. The records show he qualified to use a handgun ten times between 2009 and 2014.
The documents, credited to the State of Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, are here, There is speculation that the documents are forged or altered, according to CNN, but no conclusions have been drawn. Bates’ training has been an issue in the case. Bates scored at least a 72–the minimum requirement to carry a firearm–on each of his six tests.