The videos were released by the department on Monday after a court order that had barred the public from viewing them were released. They show the first on-duty fatal shooting of a Tulsa police officer in more than two decades.
Body camera video of the incident drew criticism from the community and Mayor G.T. Bynum when it was released in June, but the boys remain charged with crimes, and an internal affairs investigation into the way the boys were handled by officers is ongoing.
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said he would like to work with Greg Robinson, a community activist and former political opponent, following Tuesday’s election. Robinson told The Frontier it’s up to Bynum if he’s to be an ally or an adversary.
While Oklahoma lawmakers tussle over red flag laws, unconstitutional abortion bills, and naming highways after President Donald Trump, voters in the state have passed sweeping criminal justice reforms, legalized medical marijuana and now have accepted Medicaid expansion.
Already members of Stitt’s cabinet and staff are being tested for the coronavirus, and one restaurant in Tulsa shut down indefinitely after Stitt recently ate there and was photographed without a mask on.