State leaders look to remove juveniles from Oklahoma adult jails

“We do have space in our juvenile facility for these kids and they shouldn't be held in our jail." — Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert
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Attorneys in Ada ‘Innocent Man’ murder case ‘blown away’ by content of newly-discovered documents, ask for public’s help

Mark Barrett and Greg Swygert, the attorneys representing Tommy Ward, spoke with The Frontier this week about the status of Ward’s case to have his 1989 murder conviction and life sentence overturned, the more than 300 pages of newly-discovered evidence related to the case, and why they believe Ward is innocent.
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Budget deal marks $1 million for untested rape kits, capping legislative session filled with rape kit reform

For years there's been an effort to reform how Oklahoma responds to reports of sexual assault, pushing for some untested rape kits to be processed and agencies to more efficiently interact with victims.
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Active shooter suspect who was shot and killed by Tulsa police identified

Shaw was shot and killed by a TPD officer on Friday as Shaw was crossing Interstate 44 on foot after allegedly shooting two people.
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Cell by Cell: A teenage suicide sheds light on a lack of oversight for juveniles in county jails

Oklahoma jails that hold minors aren’t subject to the same standards or state oversight as juvenile detention centers.
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Video: Police shot OKC teen through a hole in a fence

Body camera footage from the shooting shows Oklahoma City Police Department Sgt. Kyle Holcomb opening fire on the teenager from a hole in a wooden fence behind the house. Police have said the teen had a BB gun, though the teens lawyer is contesting that.
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Officers in Hugo police shooting identified; Attorney for family says injured children still recuperating

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons said one child may have a permanent brain injury after she was shot last month by officers pursuing her uncle.
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Judge: State’s $270 million Purdue Pharma settlement does not apply to cities, counties

More than 20 cities and counties in Oklahoma are in the midst of their own litigation against Purdue companies in state and federal courts. At least six of those cases were recently consolidated in a federal court case in Ohio, joining more than 1,600 other lawsuits.
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Timeline: Oklahoma death penalty developments

It's been five years since the botched Clayton Lockett execution. A lot has happened since then.
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Chaotic night at Lockett execution kickstarted five years of death penalty turmoil

The night began when Cary Aspinwall and I, both working for the Tulsa World at the time, piled into my SUV along with World photographer John Clanton for the drive to McAlester.
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