Settlement Questioned

Tulsa, OK – It is expected to cost over a million dollars to install video cameras in all Tulsa Police Cars. The installation is required under the city's discrimination settlement with the Black Officers Coalition. Some are saying that is a violation of the city charter amendment that requires the city council to sign-off on all million dollar-plus lawsuit settlements. That amendment went into effect in November.
Mayor's Chief of Staff Terry Simonson says the settlement was reached in October. It was not signed off by the federal judge until last week.

The charter was amended after former Mayor Taylor settled the Great Plains Airlines bankruptcy suit for seven million dollars.