(Please note: This show originally aired in January.) Our guest is Bessel van der Kolk, the founder and medical director of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, and the director of the National Complex Trauma Treatment Network. He speaks with us about his new book, "The Body Keeps the Score," which was praised last fall by Library Journal as follows: "Renowned trauma researcher van der Kolk's book is comprehensive in scope.
An Oklahoma case that could change national standards for lethal injection goes before the Supreme Court this week.
Oral arguments are Wednesday in a review of Oklahoma’s lethal injection procedure. Three death-row inmates argue the sedative midazolam is ineffective. Anesthesia specialist Dr. David Waisel spoke to KWGS after the case was first filed.
"Using this drug in the doses that are being used is purely experimental," Waisel said. "We don't know the effects of these drugs on the body or on the individual."
Law enforcement confirms Tulsa City Auditor Cathy Criswell spent some time in jail early Sunday morning, after she was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. The arrest report says Criswell was stopped by Tulsa County sheriff's deputies about 12:22 a.m. near Sheridan and East 41st Street.
The report indicates Criswell smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and was unsteady on her feet.
A field breath test concluded her blood-alcohol level was 0.08. A reading of 0.08 or more is considered intoxicated under Oklahoma law.
Tulsa County Under Sheriff Tim Albin has resigned. The announcement came at this morning's Tulsa County Commission meeting.
The resignation is the latest domino to fall in the Reserve Deputy Investigation at the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. This started on April 2nd, when Reserve Deputy Bob Bates shot and killed a restrained suspect when he mistook his gun for a taser.
There have been allegations that Bates had not received proper training and got special treatment because of his close friendship with the Sheriff. Recent memos linked Albin to that special treatment.
BUNCH, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of investigation is looking into a fatal officer-involved shooting in Adair County.
The OSBI says the shooting occurred at about 11:10 a.m. Sunday when an unnamed Oklahoma wildlife officer approached three people fishing in the Bunch area of far eastern Oklahoma. The officer asked to see their fishing licenses and learned that one of them had an outstanding warrant for parole violation in Arkansas.
MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a trooper shot and killed a motorist who got out of his car holding a handgun after a brief chase.
Captain Paul Timmons said Saturday that the shooting happened late Friday near Miami, Oklahoma. He declined to identify the suspect or the trooper, who was placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, per policy.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A law enforcement report shows several members of an Oklahoma sheriff's department raised serious concerns years ago about the performance and training of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained suspect.
Lawyers for Eric Harris' family on Friday released a Tulsa County Sheriff's Office memo outlining an investigation into Robert Bates.
Bates says he confused his handgun for his stun gun during an April 2nd sting and has pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in Harris' death.