Tulsa, Ok – Okla corrupt cops probe may not be over
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A special prosecutor says a probe started two years ago to investigate allegations of widespread police corruption in Tulsa could have new life.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Duke of Little Rock, Ark., says even though jury trials involving five officers have wrapped up, her office still has more information gathered during the probe and could turn it over to another agency.
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Lawton, Ok – Oklahoma prison inmate collapses, dies
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a Lawton Correctional Facility inmate has died.
Pablo Paez of GEO Group, which operates the facility, told the Lawton Constitution that 59-year-old James Bowen's cellmate pressed a panic button to alert staffers after Bowen collapsed around 10:20 a.m. Thursday.
Paez says medical personnel couldn't revive Bowen and he was transported to a nearby hospital, where he pronounced dead at 11:40 a.m.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma agency merger could lead to fewer workers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The consolidation of five state agencies under a new law may result in fewer employees.
State Finance Director Preston Doerflinger told The Oklahoman it's too early to project how much of a reduction in staff will occur, but he and House Speaker Kris Steele say they expect there will be personnel changes.