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Oklahoma County Sheriff

Lease provides new Oklahoma County Sheriff’s facility outside Jail

The Oklahoma County Commissioners entered a lease agreement Wednesday for a new Sheriff's facility for its headquarters separate from the Jail.
MAPS 4 passes

MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board swears in members in first meeting

In a largely symbolic effort, the newly empaneled MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board met for the first time on Thursday. Members were sworn in and rules set.
Oklahoma City Council

City Council agrees to Cox Center plan, hears about Lower Scissortail Park

City of OKC Council discussed a film studio sound stage idea in Cox Convention Center and heard plans for the next phase of Scissortail Park.
Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust moves forward on improved detainee phone system replacement

For detainees in the Oklahoma County Jail, there is reason to hope that a new phone system for them will mean less cost and better service.
Jail Trust

Jail Trust struggles to take action as activists fight limits on public comment

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority (Jail Trust) held a contentious meeting with a packed crowd of onlookers Monday.
City Council

City Council defers mask mandate vote, honors outgoing council members

The main order of business for Tuesday’s OKC City Council meeting was an effort to end a city-wide mask mandate a month early.

Commissioners appoint new Jail Trustee, give land to Tinker AFB

The Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners appointed a new member of the Jail Trust and gave Tinker AFB $5 million in adjoining land.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail has ninth death so far this year

Thursday, the death of a detainee in the Oklahoma County Detention Center or Jail was the ninth for the facility in 2021.
OKC City Council

OKC Council moves forward on urban chickens, EMSA staffing changes

On Tuesday the City Council of Oklahoma City met to discuss urban chickens, among other important pieces of business.
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.