Government

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Bennie Edwards

OKC Law Enforcement Task Force looks at police-community reform recs

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The OkC Law Enforcement Policy Task Force met on Thursday afternoon to receive the first draft of recommendations from consulting firm 21cp.
jail

Pain, anger dominate public listening session on Oklahoma County Jail

A listening session intended to focus on the Jail facility instead became an evening of hearing about the suffering caused by the Jail.
Jail

Public invited to bring ideas about future of Oklahoma County Jail

The Criminal Justice Advisory Council is holding a public listening session Thursday to gain ideas about solutions to chronic Jail problems.
jail

Oklahoma County Jail death makes eight in 2021 — investigation begins

A heart attack may be the cause of the eighth death of a detainee at the Oklahoma County Detention Center or Jail in 2021.
City Council

COVID, housing equity, fears of neighbors highlight City Council meeting

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In a sometimes tense four and a half hours, the City Council of Oklahoma City met on Tuesday, Aug. 3 to conduct the City’s business. 
legislature

Okla House Dems call for special session to repeal school mask prohibition

Oklahoma House Democrats are calling for a special Legislative session to repeal SB 658 that stops school districts from requiring masks.
Oklahoma County

County Commissioners award CARES money to Sheriff’s Office

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Oklahoma County Commissioners approved contract renewals Monday, and approved over $3 million in CARES Act funds to the Sheriff’s Office. 
debris removal

City of OKC offers 3 free landfill days as bulky waste pickup lags

Crews that pick up bulky waste or "big trash" for the City of Oklahoma City have been behind because of unusually high demand.
police

Policing – public safety reform listening session reveals concerns and pain

OKC community members expressed their ideas and concerns about policing and public safety reforms during a listening session.
EMBARK

OKC City Council hears positive survey results on public transit

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City Council of Oklahoma City heard positive survey results for EMBARK, the public transit system. Users and non-users gave it high marks.