Lt. Marcus Harper and Officer Ananais Carson III, of the Tulsa Police Department, were arrested on Tuesday and charged with helping to conceal evidence of a shooting. A report from the SAN DIEGO TRIBUNE, said the policemen were allegedly helping the boyfriend of a former officer, who pleaded guilty to illegally purchasing a gun for the boyfriend, attempt to hide evidence of a shooting he’d been involved in.
Harper, who is the husband of City Councilor, Vanessa Hall-Harper, and Carson went to the apartment of then-officer, Latoya Dythe, on August 24th. They were called over to the apartment after the brother of Dythe’s boyfriend was involved in what police called a “gang-related” shooting, while using Dythe’s vehicle.
Harper and Carson allegedly searched the vehicle and removed evidence, before advising Dythe officially report the shooting. Harper and Carson then told Dythe’s boyfriend and his brother to get rid of the weapons used in the shooting, and leave town. They also told the brothers not to tell anyone that they had been at Dythe’s apartment that night. Harper and Carson also did not reveal to incestigators that they’d been at Dythe’s apartment that night.
Both officers were taken off of paid leave, and placed on unpaid leave.