Rape kit task force members get into heated confrontation as issues arise over leadership

As primary elections approach, the effort to reform how Oklahoma treats rape kits has started to become political.
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Anti-medical marijuana group spends half million to oppose ballot measure

Because the PAC did not register with the Ethics Commission until May, and because of the way the filing periods fall, the public will not find out who is financing the opposition group until after the June election.
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Despite missing rape kit audits, task force says it’s on track to present findings

Nearly 120 law enforcement agencies have failed to submit audits of their untested rape kits. Still, task force members say they have more than enough reports to move forward.
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For survivors of sexual assault: Help us investigate how Oklahoma treats rape kits

If you are a survivor of sexual assault who has provided a rape kit to law enforcement, we would like to speak with you.
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He lost everything to addiction before an Oklahoma City nonprofit helped turn his life around

“They helped me with my self esteem,” Kenny Belyeu said. “Nobody felt worse about me than I did. I didn’t feel I was worthy of having a good life. I was a lost soul.”
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Man who died Saturday is Tulsa Jail’s first in-custody death of 2018

Ty Rutledge, who was charged with murder for an east Tulsa shooting death earlier this year, was found on Saturday in his cell with a towel wrapped around his neck.
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U.S. Supreme Court to take up Oklahoma death penalty case, question of Creek Nation reservation

There is no timeline for how the case will proceed, but briefs will likely be submitted to the high court through the summer, with oral arguments to occur in autumn, and a decision by the court being issued by June 2019, an Oklahoma AG's Office spokesman said Monday.
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Teen’s death in juvenile detention center result of neglect, indifference, lawsuit claims

Juvenile detention center staff allegedly acted with "reckless neglect" and "deliberate indifference" toward the teen, Billy Woods, who died by suicide in a regional juvenile detention center in 2016, according to a civil suit filed last month.
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No indication Tulsa DA will recuse from shooting case despite withdrawal of defense attorney

The defense attorney, an opponent of Kunzweiler's in next month's primary election, withdrew on Tuesday saying the sitting DA had "politicized the case."
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Saying incumbent ‘politicized’ case, DA candidate drops representation of shooting suspect

Fu, a private attorney, had represented Darius Padillow, who was charged in 2017 with shooting 10 shots at Tulsa police officers.
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