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OK Co Sheriff retires amid audit investigation

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK (KSWO)- Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel will retire March 1st.

In November, Oklahoma County Commissioners voted to allow Whetsel to remain sheriff during an investigation into a controversial audit. The audit listed potentially broken laws, creative accounting, and nearly $900,000 in misallocated funds.

Oklahoma County Commissioners will appoint an interim sheriff and a special election will be held within 30 days.  

Whetsel has served 5 terms as Sheriff. 

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