Citizen Report No. 1668045720 - 2146171030

Harvey Burkhalter
100 South Washington
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

Date of Offense

March 1, 2002



According to public statements made by former Sheriff Burkhalter's, ex-son-in-law and current Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant, it is alleged that Burkhalter "authorized" the installation of a hidden camera within the light fixture of the Carter County Jail's attorney/client conference room back in 2002.  The camera was not discovered until November of 2022 as reported here.

Court records do not indicate that Burkhalter applied for or was granted a warrant to install any recording device within the secure room reserved for conversations subject to attorney-client privilege.  

News articles published back in 2002 also seem to contradict the current Sheriff's account of how the camera made it into the light fixture.

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Definition of Offense(s)

Acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S. (taken from U.S.C.