Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

Oklahoma County Courthouse Annex

County Commissioners make statements about protests, approve jail lease

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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.
police

Money missing from Oklahoma City Police property room

The property room of the Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD) is missing $27,000 in cash a City Auditor's report shows.
county commissioners

Okla County courts have 52 eviction cases on Monday docket

When the courts open on Monday, May 18, 52 eviction cases will be on the docket in Oklahoma County according to Judge Ray Elliott, presiding judge.