Family of man injured in altercation with police say officers used ‘excessive force’

A police account of the incident says Jack Morris, 53, refused to obey commands and swore at them before becoming aggressive and resisting arrest.
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Wagoner County’s auction of seized firearms is an approach not shared by many law enforcement agencies

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office is set to sell off hundreds of firearms seized over the course of several decades. But their approach — raising funds by suddenly allowing hundreds of firearms back into the community — is one not shared by many of the largest law enforcement agencies in the state.
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With death penalty on pause, Tulsa prosecutors poised to seek execution in separate murder cases

As the DOC mulls changes to its death penalty protocol, local prosecutors have quietly set the stage to seek the death penalty in at least two cases.
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Mayor Bynum explains his support for changing city charter to give city employees more freedom to campaign in municipal elections

Mayor G.T. Bynum address potential concerns raised about his proposal to allow city employees more freedom to participate in municipal elections.
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Okfuskee County grand jury returns no indictments in fatal officer-involved shooting case

The grand jury was empaneled by a grassroots effort following the shooting of James Coale by Okfuskee County deputy Blake Frost.
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Tulsa agencies aim to reduce mental-health related 911 calls, connect people to better resources

CRT is part of an emerging shift in Tulsa to free up law enforcement and emergency services, connect people to the proper resources and change the way mental health calls are handled.
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Bidding process to begin as jail seeks electronic cigarette provider

Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado told The Frontier “the bidding process will likely take 60-90 days” after which “the e-cigarettes will be available for purchase in the Jail commissary."
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First Assistant Tulsa County prosecutor to lead grand jury investigation of fatal Okemah officer-involved shooting

Erik Grayless is set to lead the grand jury, which begins jury selection in Okfuskee County on Tuesday.
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Looking to grow revenue, Tulsa Jail considers selling e-cigarettes to inmates

Across the nation, jails are increasingly adding e-cigarettes to their commissaries. In most prisons and jails, traditional cigarettes are prohibited. But electronic cigarette sales are giving sheriffs the opportunity to take on budget shortfalls and can keep inmates in need of a nicotine-fix content.
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Push to video visitation should be financial boon to cash-strapped Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office

More than 10,000 people use the video visitation service each month, and that number is expected to rise given changes to onsite visitation. At 50 cents each minute, those video calls can quickly add up for both the user and the Sheriff's Office.
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