Another rise in violent crime in Tulsa in 2016

The preliminary FBI statistics compare the first six months of reported crimes in 2015 to the same period one year later.
In Tulsa, compared to the first six months of 2015, the same period in 2016 saw a 24 percent increase in violent crime. Still, the overall violent crime rate in Tulsa remains low compared to historic standards.
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Lawsuit disputes Mayes County deputy-involved shooting account

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The encounter with the Mayes County deputy that left Shane Bridges dead lasted only seconds, but what happened in that moment is being disputed in court.
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Following inauguration, sheriff outlines plans for 2017

"We've made a lot of strides in terms of the budget, and morale, and getting internal things in order, and I want to continue that," he said. But he also offered some more detailed plans for his first full year as sheriff.
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Prosecutor: No additional charges following OSBI investigation of TCSO

Former Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz/ DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
What's unclear is why it took an extra year for that report to be turned over to Barris' office. Barris said in the statement that the OSBI halted their investigation after the grand jury indicted Glanz more than 12 months ago.
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Frontier Favorites: Our top stories of 2016

From the polls, to the courts, to everything in between, 2016 had something monumental happening almost every day. And we were there to document it all.
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After more than 20 years in prison, exonerated men spend first Christmas with the Thunder

Malcolm Scott (left) and De'Marchoe Carpenter pose for a photo in their jerseys during the Thunder's shootaround on Christmas.  
Photo by Michael Downes
De'Marchoe Carpenter and Malcolm Scott not only went to their first Thunder game Sunday, they also spent their first Christmas out of prison in more than 20 years.
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Use of death penalty nationwide falls to 25-year low

A grand jury report concludes that several state officials violated policies and laws in preparing for executions last year. 

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The 20 executions carried out in the U.S. were the fewest since 1991, a new report states. Executions in the country peaked in 1999 with 90. Executions are on hold in Oklahoma after officials used the wrong drug in one execution and nearly repeated the error in another.
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CLEET unsure whether former sheriff’s crimes involved moral turpitude

CLEET’s campus is located a few miles northwest of Ada. Photo Courtesy NewsOn6
Under state law, CLEET is required to revoke the certification on any officer or security guard who commits a crime involving moral turpitude. The agency has yet to decide whether this includes former Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz.
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Sheriff’s office set to announce impending purchase of body cameras

Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado said during a press conference Monday that Leo Horn apparently died as a result of injuries he sustained in 2010. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
While TCSO appears to have found a way to fund the cameras, TPD is about to roll out about 30 additional body cameras on their officers this weekend.
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Mentally ill man feared trip to jail would kill him this time

The Tulsa Jail has been the focus of more than a dozen civil rights lawsuits filed in recent years over prisoner deaths and injuries. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
A mentally ill man who nearly died in the jail one year ago was ordered jailed Thursday for failure to pay child support. A judge ordered him jailed again Thursday but reversed her order after learning the man had been ruled incompetent due to brain damage he suffered in the jail.
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