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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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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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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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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Resignation of Fallin’s general counsel tied to efforts to free Robert Bates

The sudden resignation of Gov. Mary Fallin's general counsel, Jennifer Chance, is linked to her referral of legal business to her husband, The Frontier has learned. Chance suggested that relatives of former Reserve Deputy Robert Bates hire her husband to seek commutation of his sentence.
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Robinette: Former jail doctor’s practice of injecting inmates with placebos not indifferent

Dr. Andrew Adusei was giving inmates injections of a saltwater “placebo” — apparently because he thought they were faking illness — and giving inmates injections in their jugular veins. Robinette called the issue a "personality conflict."
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Robinette walks back statement that Williams’ death ‘lacked human decency’

Former Interim Sheriff testifies in the Elliott Williams trial that former Undersheriff Brian Edowards "believed there to be a lack of leadership, a lack of control and that I had dropped the ball."
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Attorneys: TCSO employees omitted former detention officer’s testimony in Williams’ investigation

More than 10 minutes of Tammy Hanley’s interview with detectives was either muted or deleted. In an audio clip played in court Friday, the first 13 minutes of the interview are silent.
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Tulsa jail staff’s treatment of Williams ‘disturbing,’ former detention officer testifies

Elliott Williams was devoted to working in his parents' ministry, his older brother testified Thursday. The siblings were close and saw each other at church three times each week.
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Testimony: Jail’s medical director ‘refused’ to check on Elliott Williams

Dr. Phillip Washburn, the jail’s medical director, didn’t respond to several requests from medical staff to examine Williams, a former director of nursing testified Wednesday.
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