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Tulsa police officer charged with robbing Hispanic drivers

Marvin Blades Jr.

A Tulsa police officer who is accused of stealing money from Hispanic drivers was charged Friday with five counts of second-degree robbery.Marvin Blades Jr., 37, was charged Friday in Tulsa County District Court with victimizing five different people from last August until last Friday night.Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan announced last Saturday that Blades was arrested as part of an undercover operation that involved an Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control officer.The chief said Blades is suspected of pulling over Hispanics and removing money from their wallets.Jordan said there is no indication that any other officers took part in such behavior. In fact, he said, other officers played a vital role in providing information in the investigation.