OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal grand jury has indicted an Oklahoma City police officer on charges of concealing a federal crime and making a false statement to investigators who were looking into an interstate theft ring.
The two-count indictment was returned Wednesday against 25-year-old Weston Slater of Yukon, who has been on administrative leave since Nov. 10.
The indictment alleges Slater used a police department computer at the request of a conspirator to determine whether a certain vehicle had been stolen in Texas. It further alleges that he made a false statement to the FBI when he claimed he didn’t access a police database to search for information on certain law enforcement officers.
If convicted, Slater faces up to three years in prison on the first count and five years on the second.