OSBI Commission accepts resignation of Director Stan Florence


The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Commission has accepted the resignation of its director.

Director Stan Florence's resignation will be effective with the close of business Feb. 20. The commission will allow Florence to continue with the agency as a "Special Agent in Charge".

Bob Ricks will serve as interim director of the OSBI until a new director is hired. Florence submitted his letter of resignation on Feb. 9 and comes following a more-than-five-month long investigation led by the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office.

Director Florence has spent much of the past year under investigation after more than 40 employees signed a letter complaining about administrative actions. Employees who signed the letter later claimed they were subjected to retaliation by senior-level administrators at the agency.

The letter was delivered to the commission early in 2017 and at the time Director Florence resigned, but then took back that resignation at the request of the commission that oversees the agency.

In July, the OSBI Commission approved that Oklahoma Attorney General’s office should take over the internal investigation into the complaints.

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