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Oklahoma County Jail

First Oklahoma County Jail death of 2022 under investigation

Austin Bishop was the first detainee to die in 2022 in the Oklahoma County Detention Center. The cause of death is not yet known.
Oklahoma County Sheriff

Two Oklahoma County Commissioners question Sheriff’s patrol coverage

Two Okla County commissioners, Kevin Calvey and Brian Maughan, question whether the Oklahoma County Deputies are adequately deployed in unincorporated areas.
Board of County Commissioners

County Commissioners seek new ways to govern during COVID-19 crisis

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The Oklahoma County Budget Board and Board of County Commissioners discussed regular business and the irregular business of Covid-19 responses Thursday.
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.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

County commissioners consider restoring public comment, stall on decision

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The Oklahoma County Commissioners considered an item to restore public comment to their regular meetings but made no decision.
Oklahoma County Jail

Calvey petitions court to rule on new county commissioners’ ICE, Jail policy

Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey filed a petition in district court asking for a declaratory judgement on a jail policy passed.
Bennie Edwards

“He died scared” says niece of man shot and killed by OKC police

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Protesters gathered once again in front of the headquarters of the Oklahoma City Police Department in response the death of Bennie Edwards.
Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust ignores recent jail deaths — still at odds over public comment

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Since the previous meeting of the Oklahoma County Jail Trust, there have been several Jail deaths but none were discussed Friday.
city hall

OKC City Council passes resolution condemning Tulsa Race Massacre

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The City Council of Oklahoma City voted unanimously Tuesday to recognize and condemn the Tulsa Race Massacre and events that led to it.
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.