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Evictions Set To Resume In Oklahoma County

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The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is going to start handing out eviction notices this week after a two-month hiatus.

According to statements on the office’s social media accounts, deputies will begin enforcing evictions again next Tuesday.

Data from the nonprofit Open Justice Oklahoma suggests more than 2,000 evictions have been filed across the state since Gov. Kevin Stitt declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the same period more than 200,000 Oklahomans have filed new claims for unemployment insurance.

Quinton Chandler worked at StateImpact Oklahoma from January 2018 to August 2021, focusing on criminal justice reporting.
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