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Oklahoma inmate charged with raping handcuffed female inmate

Sep. 16, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma jail inmate, after being booked into jail, was able to leave the booking area unsupervised and raped a handcuffed female inmate who was awaiting release, according to charges filed Thursday. The victim “was handcuffed to a bar attached to a wall...

Oklahoma court reinstates 'Innocent Man' murder conviction

Aug. 30, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has reinstated the murder conviction and life sentence of a man featured in the book and television series “The Innocent Man.” The court overturned a lower court decision that said because prosecutors and police...

Suspect in Oklahoma deputy's death also fired at 3rd officer

Aug. 26, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Court documents show the man suspected of fatally shooting an Oklahoma deputy sheriff and wounding another also fired at but missed a third deputy. A probable cause affidavit alleges Benjamin Plank, 35, fatally shot Oklahoma County Deputy Bobby Swartz, wounded...

Oklahoma governor rejects clemency for death row inmate

Aug. 24, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday rejected clemency for a man facing execution this week for the 1997 hammer killing of a Choctaw man, despite a recommendation from the state’s Pardon and Parole Board that his life be spared. James Coddington was...

Police: Suspect in Oklahoma deputy shooting planned to kill

Aug. 23, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of fatally shooting an Oklahoma deputy sheriff and wounding another planned to kill law any enforcement officer who arrived at the home where he lived, police said Tuesday. “There was plenty of information (Monday) inside that home, and I...

Judge: Tulsa Race Massacre victims' descendants can't sue

Aug. 04, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

An Oklahoma judge said six descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre cannot sue for reparations, while allowing three known survivors of the attack in which a white mob descended on a predominantly Black neighborhood to move forward with the lawsuit. The order, signed...

Board recommends clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate

Aug. 03, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Pardon and Parole on Wednesday voted to recommend clemency for a death row inmate who has admitted to beating to death a friend and co-worker who refused to loan him $50 to buy cocaine. The board voted 3-2 to recommend Gov. Kevin Stitt...

Raid seizes contraband thought headed to Oklahoma prisons

Jul. 29, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Contraband including weapons, cellphones, drones and grappling hooks believed to be headed to state prisons was seized at a warehouse in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections announced Friday. The department's Office of Inspector General...

Oklahoma-based tribes say followed rules on Freedmen rights

Jul. 27, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

Leaders and representatives of five Oklahoma-based tribes on Wednesday told a U.S. Senate committee that they have followed treaties and court rulings regarding the citizenship of Freedmen and that the federal government should respect their sovereignty. Freedmen were the freed Black...

Audit critical of Oklahoma's use of education relief funds

Jul. 20, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal audit report sharply criticizes Oklahoma officials for a lack of transparency, oversight and accountability in the use of coronavirus relief funds that were intended for education. The state, which received nearly $40 million in pandemic assistance...