By: Nate Morris Late last week, the San Antonio Police Department released the body-camera footage of an officer involved shooting from October that left an unarmed Black teen dead. Eighteen-year-old Charles Roundtree, […]
“His head and mouth were bleeding, my kids were screaming”: Back-to-back high profile incidents of excessive policing in Tulsa increase calls for reform
Published 04/14/2019 By: BWST Staff TULSA, OK – “While this man sat calmly at a table with both hands visible, the officer picked him up and slammed him face first into the […]
A year after Tulsa’s first Equality Indicators report was released, data shows it’s clear the city needs bold leadership and action to create needed change.
By: BWST Editorial Board For eight months, Tulsa city councilors have been deliberating around one particular issue: whether or not to hold public hearings about Tulsa Police Department data showing racially biased […]
Community leaders won’t wait for city, announce their own public hearings on policing disparities in Tulsa
“Despite Tulsans demanding City Council hearings on the report eight months ago, none have been scheduled. So we’re holding the first hearing,” said a press release from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, ACLU OK and other local organizations
Councilman Cass Fahler said he was “feeling determined” as he posted a “call to action” on Facebook this morning that blasts both calls for hearings on the Tulsa Equality Indicators and Mayor Bynum’s plan for the creation of an Office of Independent Monitor (OIM), which would serve as a civilian oversight board for law enforcement in the city of Tulsa.
By: Nate Morris, senior editor DALLAS, TX – Amber Guyger, the white Dallas police officer who shot and killed Botham Jean in his own apartment last month, has been charged with murder […]