Questions surround operation of mental health pods as they near opening

Though the Sheriff's Office is facing almost a dozen lawsuits related to deaths and injuries, some mental health advocates say it has come a long way.
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Sheriff: Public not entitled to see inmate death reviews

After The Frontier requested copies of inmate mortality reviews under Sheriff Vic Regalado, TCSO said they aren't public. That decision came one day after the Sheriff's Office was found liable in the 2011 death of Elliott Williams.
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County attorney: Elliott Williams trial verdict will make smaller jails ‘sitting ducks’ for lawsuits

Clark Brewster, who represented Tulsa County in the Elliott Williams trial, spoke with The Frontier and gave his thoughts on the $10.2 million verdict and the trial he said had a "circus-like atmosphere."
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Proposal would shorten Tulsa’s municipal election schedule

America’s proposed charter change would have to be approved by voters, with the election likely in the fall.
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City of Tulsa wants your design ideas for the new pedestrian bridge over Riverside Drive

Pedestrian bridge design ideas must meet three criteria: relate to A Gathering Place for Tulsa and the natural surroundings of the area; accommodate pedestrians and cyclists; and be no more expensive than the $24.5 million the city has budgeted for the bridge.
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Jury awards Williams family $10 million in jail death case

Former Sheriff Stanley Glanz will also have to pay $250,000 in punitive compensatory damages. He was sued in his "individual capacity."
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Here’s how a judgment against Tulsa County in Elliott Williams case could affect your property taxes

Jurors began deliberations on Friday after the plaintiffs’ attorney, Dan Smolen, asked for $51 million in compensatory damages.
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Updated: City to unveil public bridge design process today

The city initially planned to rehabilitate the 113-year-old pedestrian bridge and add a second deck in time for the opening of A Gathering Place for Tulsa park in early 2018. But that idea was scrapped in late 2014 after an inspection found that the reconstructed bridge could not be built as planned.
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After 17 days, 20 witnesses Elliott Williams’ case headed to the jury

The court heard testimony from more than 20 people over 17 days. Closing statements from both sides are expected to be heard by the jury Friday.
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River Parks Authority trustee encourages city to consider donating Turkey Mountain land to the authority

An executive summary of the proposed master lease presented to River Parks trustees Thursday states that it would include an initial 10-year term followed by four, 10-year options, “effectively creating a 50-year agreement.”
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