Robert Hinkle

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Service Record

Lawton Oklahoma Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Ended January 7, 2022[1]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2021 Death of Quadry Sanders

Robert Hinkle booking photo
Robert Hinkle

Response Timeline

On December 6, 2021, Hinkle was placed on administrative leave.[2]

On January 7, 2022, after the department completed their own internal investigation, Hinkle was fired.[1]

On May 6, 2022, the District Attorney determined that "the shooting of Quadry Sanders was not justified" and charged Hinkle with first-degree manslaughter.[1][3]

Hinkle appealed his termination, and an arbitrator ruled that he acted within his training and must be reinstated with back pay. The agency can appeal.[4]

A judge denied the officers' "Stand Your Ground" defense, saying that their use of force was not to prevent great bodily harm, as Sanders had not shown a weapon or attacked the officers.[5]

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