Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

Oklahoma City Council

Council approves winter emergency shelter, defers demolition of old jail

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City Council for Oklahoma City unanimously approved a new emergency shelter and deferred demolishing the old city police/jail building.
Jail Trust

Jail Trust welcomes new Sheriff, witnesses a fight

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Monday was the first meeting of the year for the Okla County Jail Trust. New Sheriff Tommie Johnson III was present.
Oklahoma County Jail

Detainee death at OK County Jail suspected homicide

Homicide is thought to be the cause of the latest death in the Oklahoma County Jail that occurred Saturday evening.
Oklahoma City Police

City Law Enforcement Task Force advances with consultant, public doubts

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The City of Oklahoma City has established a Law Enforcement Task Force to hear public concerns about policing but there are doubts.
Oklahoma County Jail

Another Oklahoma County Jail death, this time on Christmas Eve

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Thursday, Christmas Eve, the Oklahoma County Jail had another detainee die in their custody. The cause of death is not certain.
Budget Board

Oklahoma County Elected Officials approve pay raise for themselves

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The Oklahoma County Budget Board comprising elected officials of Oklahoma County, voted to give themselves a raise of $17,075.
City Council

Council approves police consultant, hears angry city residents

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City Council of Oklahoma City repeatedly heard from outspoken critics of the City’s Police Department, and angry medical marijuana workers.
Jail Trust

Jail Trust approves Jail phone services upgrade for detainees and families

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The Jail Trust approved a contract for detainee phone services and heard reports from CEO Greg Williams about operations and COVID testing.
small business relief

Commissioners allocate CARES Funds to small business relief

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Oklahoma County Commissioners voted to allocate $5 million to the Oklahoma Industries Authority to continue a small business relief program.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail detainee found dead

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A 35-year-old detainee who was found by jail staff to be "unresponsive" was later declared dead by the Emergency Medical Service (EMS).