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Criminal Justice Authority

Jail Trust sets date for Oklahoma County Jail takeover, approves contracts

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority, or Jail Trust, met Monday to prepare for the transition of the Jail from the Sheriff’s Office to the Trust.
Oklahoma County Jail

Inmate tests positive for COVID-19 in Oklahoma County Jail

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office (OSCO) announced Monday at 4:15 p.m. that the Oklahoma County Jail now has one inmate who tested positive for COVID-19.
Oklahoma County Courthouse Annex

County Commissioners make statements about protests, approve jail lease

The Board of County Commissioners agreed to a lease for the Oklahoma County Jail and made statements regarding recent political unrest.

Peaceful protest devolves into broken glass, police confrontations, tear gas

What started as peaceful protests of police killings across the nation ended with broken glass and damage to locally-owned businesses Saturday night.
Oklahoma City Hall

Council approves Costco incentive, allocates CARES Act money

The City Council for the City of Oklahoma City held a marathon meeting Tuesday and made a number of critical decisions about allocations of money.
Oklahoma County Office Building

Even with 1,000 eviction cases filed since March, no COVID spike yet

As eviction petitions continue to add up in the court system in Oklahoma County, actual cases filed so far since March 15 are not up to their normal levels.

MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board appointments first step into next decade

Mayor David Holt appointed 11 members of the MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board that will make recommendations to the City Council over the next decade.
Criminal Justice Advisory Council

Criminal Justice Advisory Council discusses CARES Act funding

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council - Jail Trust - heard reports about services in the jail, courts, and CARES Act money.
Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust getting closer to assuming control of Oklahoma County Jail

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority, or Jail Trust, continued their steady push toward taking control of the Oklahoma County Jail Monday.
Oklahoma County Courthouse Annex

County Courthouse reopens as first hearings are held since mid-March

Monday morning was surprisingly quiet at the County Courthouse as hearings began to get underway again for the first time since the middle of March.