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Training records released for Oklahoma reserve deputy charged in unarmed suspect's shooting

FILE - This Tuesday, April 14, 2015 file photo provided by the Tulsa County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's Office shows Robert Bates. Defense attorneys released some of the training records Saturday April 18, 2015 for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect in Oklahoma. The records for Robert Bates include certificates showing what training he received, job evaluation reports and weapons training and qualification records dating to 2008.  (Tulsa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

FILE - This Tuesday, April 14, 2015 file photo provided by the Tulsa County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's Office shows Robert Bates. Defense attorneys released some of the training records Saturday April 18, 2015 for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect in Oklahoma. The records for Robert Bates include certificates showing what training he received, job evaluation reports and weapons training and qualification records dating to 2008. (Tulsa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

Attorneys have released some of the training records for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect in Oklahoma.

The lawyers for Robert Bates released the records Saturday to The Associated Press and other news organizations.

A day earlier, the Tulsa County volunteer deputy disputed a Tulsa World report that sheriff's office supervisors were ordered to falsify his training records. Bates told NBC's "Today" show that he was certified for his position and had the documentation to prove it.

Bates says he mistakenly pulled out a handgun rather than a stun gun when he fatally shot Eric Harris on April 2 as he lay on the ground.