Staff exodus only latest problem for jail, sheriff’s office in Nowata County

The Oklahoma State Fire Marshal and inspectors with the Oklahoma State Department of Health Jail Inspection Division found multiple deficiencies in the jail over the last three years, records show.
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Ex-judge accused of abuse of power, misspending public funds, representing ex-officer charged with embezzlement

Court records show Curtis DeLapp, who resigned as a judge while under investigation from the state Supreme Court, signed on Tuesday as Jerry Lee Kelley's defense attorney.
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Police videos show confusion in wake of alleged stabbing of Tulsa District Court Judge

Though it was Sgt. Marcus Harper who was identified as telling an officer to report the alleged stabbing as an accident, it's clear from the videos that he was not the only one talking about the incident that way.
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Attorneys for ‘Innocent Man’ defendant claim police intercepted and kept client’s jailhouse letters

The court filing states that letters from Fontenot to a previous lawyer, George Butner, were found hidden in “just-disclosed Ada police reports.”
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Nowata County sheriff, undersheriff resign, call county ‘corrupt’

Several Nowata County Sheriff's Office officials resigned on Monday after a judge issued an order requiring the agency to transfer inmates back into a jail they felt was unsafe.
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Sunshine Week: Rules governing Oklahoma law enforcement not considered a public record by many agencies

Many Oklahoma law enforcement agencies and their attorneys have argued the Oklahoma Open Records Act only covers a sliver of very specific records held by a department.
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Responses by Oklahoma sheriffs to Open Records Act requests by The Frontier

We asked for Policy and Procedure manuals from every sheriff in Oklahoma — most did not respond and several offered responses that did not align with the state's Open Records Act.
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Update: City Councilor, after battles with TPD, said she believes her husband is being targeted by department

"It’s not only because of my position and what i am fighting for in this community in terms of justice and police reform, but also the fact (Harper) wrote an article ... (supporting) the Office of the Independent Monitor," Hall-Harper said.
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‘Where I’m supposed to be:’ New Still She Rises director ready to face Oklahoma’s challenges head-on

It was at a conference that she was first approached by representatives from Still She Rises. At first reluctant to leave Nashville, the same factors that pulled her into criminal defense in the first place ultimately lured her to Green Country.
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Inmate who died in Cimarron Co. jail hanged himself with extension cord mistakenly left by contractors

The Cimarron County Sheriff's Office officials stated in a report that an orange extension cord was left in or near his cell.
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