The Tulsa Police Department is investigating a captain's decision to disregard an order to send officers to an event at a local mosque, the local CBS affiliate in Tulsa reports.
Capt. Paul Fields and other commanders were directed by Deputy Chief Daryl Webster to send nine department representatives to a law enforcement appreciation day event at the Islamic Society of Tulsa mosque.
The original instruct sought volunteers to attend, but that was changed to a mandate when not enough volunteers came forward. The order that followed, Fields claims, is illegal because attendance at prior similar events sponsored by religious and non-religious organizations had been voluntary.