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 […]
“We’re still here”: Hundreds fill event center to discuss policing reform and demand action from city leaders
“It’s been 902 days since my twin brother was gunned down in the street,” Dr. Tiffany Crutcher told a crowd of nearly two hundred people who packed the 36th Street North Event Center in Tulsa on Thursday night.
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.
Tulsa Black Officers Coalition “embraces” Mayor Bynum’s plan for policing oversight, saying it will “continue to support efforts for continued transparency and focus on building meaningful relationships with communities throughout the City of Tulsa.”
FOP responds as threat of lawsuit over mayor’s proposal for new law enforcement oversight goes public
Published 01/27/19 | Reading Time 2 mins 36 secs By: Nate Morris The Tulsa World published a bombshell article on Friday regarding a letter sent by the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) threatening […]
By: Nate Morris On Monday evening, Mayor G.T. Bynum sent a letter to city councilors informing them that he would veto the spray paint ordinance passed on July 18, 2018. In his […]