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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Unable to purchase execution equipment, Oklahoma poised to build the device itself

Monday will mark five years since the botched Clayton Lockett execution. As Oklahoma attempts to move forward with a new death penalty protocol, the state is finding that implementing it will be harder than anticipated.
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Still Waiting: Oklahoma prosecutors seek life without parole again in most juvenile cases up for review

While 21 states have moved to ban life without parole for juveniles, all legislative efforts to do so in Oklahoma have failed.
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Internal police investigation ongoing related to alleged stabbing of Tulsa judge

TPD Sgt. Shane Tuell confirmed on Wednesday the investigation is ongoing, but said he did not know who or what was being investigated.
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Still Waiting: Oklahoma rarely paroles violent offenders

The courts have ruled that most juveniles in prison are entitled to a 'meaningful opportunity for release.'
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