Oklahoma County Jail

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The Oklahoma City Police Department has released graphic video footage of the recent hostage takeover at the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s jail inspectors filed a report detailing numerous deficiencies in the Oklahoma County Jail. The inspectors' feedback paints a clear picture of an understaffed, malfunctioning jail that has recently seen an increase in deaths.

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

The Oklahoma County jail went on lockdown Saturday after a correctional officer was taken hostage.

Ultimately, the hostage was rescued but a suspect was killed.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about Oklahoma City ending its enforcement of restaurants and bars staying open after 11 p.m., Governor Stitt announcing special election dates for the seat held by Congresswoman-elect Stephanie Bice and a law to keep trains from stopping for more than ten minutes at street crossings getting declared unconstitutional.

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Oklahoma County's Board of County Commissioners decided on Monday to give $15 million in coronavirus relief funds to a program designed to help businesses, nonprofits and other community organizations hurt by the pandemic.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel and sitting in for Neva Hill is former House Speaker Kris Steele. They discuss an end to an amendment on the Open Meetings Act allowing for public bodies to hold meetings virtually, the Oklahoma County Budget Board voting to take $15M returned by the Jail Trust for businesses and others impacted by the pandemic and former Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine stepping down as the head of NASA.

 

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The budget board that reviews spending items for Oklahoma County’s board of commissioners wants the county to take back more than $25 million in federal coronavirus relief funds it originally transferred to its jail trust.

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The Oklahoma County Jail Trust voted Monday to send back more than half of the $40 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds allocated to its budget earlier this year. The move comes after months of protests against the relief funds being transferred to the jail.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the upcoming General Election and races they are watching, the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police endorses GOP State Senator Stephanie Bice for Congressional District Five and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Abby Broyles outraises her opponent Incumbent Republican Jim Inhofe.

 

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The body entrusted with running the Oklahoma County Jail reconsidered a vote Monday to remove an ICE agent from the jail. The vote occurred as the jail trust faces a lawsuit demanding cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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