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OKG Newsletter

Topic: oklahoma county

Shining a light on crime


Brian Maughan
Oklahoma lawmakers have made real strides in getting smarter about crime, and about which offenders get locked up. Recent legislation has expanded the use of sentencing alternatives like drug courts and community service programs.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hail the jail

The Oklahoma County Jail wins national accreditation, but other challenges remain.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma County Jail has received national accreditation for jail operation from the American Correctional Association, but the beleaguered facility still faces issues with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Naming names


Gazette staff
What’s in a name? Some serious anti-transgender issues for one Oklahoma County judge.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It’s Pat!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sheriff in town

Longtime Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel faces a tough challenge from Darrell Sorrels.


Clifton Adcock
Voters in Tuesday’s election will have a choice between new blood and an old hand for Oklahoma County Sheriff.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lotta pot

Nearly 500 pounds of marijuana is confiscated during a traffic stop in south OKC.


Gazette staff
A traffic stop yesterday in southwest Oklahoma City netted nearly 500 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of two people. The Central Oklahoma Metro Interdiction Team (COMIT) stopped the speeding Chevy pickup truck around 4 p.m. on S.W. 25th Street near S. May Avenue. 
Monday, November 5, 2012

A real maverick

The term of D.A. David Prater has been marked by tough, and often controversial, decisions.


Clifton Adcock
It was a sunny May morning in 2009 and Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater had just finished dropping off his daughter at school when his cell phone rang.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Taking a SHINE

An Oklahoma County program gaining national attention gives nonviolent offenders an alternative to jail.


Murray Evans
Brie Florence stood across the street from the downtown Oklahoma County office building on a chilly day, paint roller and can in tow, ready to clean up some graffiti in a nearby parking garage.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tardy justice


Gazette staff
Few people love being summoned for jury duty (and you’ve gotta be wary of those who do). It interrupts the daily flow and, in most cases, is nothing like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

To catch a crook

Local law enforcement agencies turn to social media in their fight against crime.


Brendan Hoover
Local law enforcement agencies are enlisting help from the public in fighting crime through social media. Through Facebook, Twitter and other online methods, they can release information faster and easier than ever, said Mark Myers, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) spokesman.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013