Deputy in Shooting Says He Did Required Training

A 73-year-old volunteer deputy who says he mistakenly killed a suspect during a sting operation this month told NBC's "Today" show Friday that reports that his training records were forged are false.
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Robert Bates said he did the required training, denying a Tulsa World report this week that some supervisors at the Sheriff's Office were told to forge his training records.
"That is absolutely the truth. I have it in writing," he said when NBC's Matt Lauer asked him if he had the proper training and certifications.
Bates also said he apologizes to the family of Eric Harris, the man he shot.
"I rate this as No. 1 on my list of things in my life that I regret," he said.



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