County Commissioners vote to keep Jail Trust, approve contract for Sheriff’s Office to be on reality TV show

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma County Commissioners voted unanimously to maintain the Jail Belief after dialogue about probably dissolving it.

They’d an govt session dialogue with District Lawyer David Prater.

“I believe he felt very involved about a number of the issues he noticed but additionally it was simply to apprise us of all of our choices,” District 2 Commissioner Brian Maughan stated.

Commissioners say they wish to see enhancements after quite a few points, together with a hostage state of affairs {that a} left an inmate lifeless.

“I believe the belief actually must step up and put a fairly large concentrate on security and staffing up,” District 1 Commissioner Carrie Blumert stated.

She says if there aren’t enhancements, she would contemplate dissolving the Belief afterward.

“It was my desire all alongside to not have regulation enforcement working that constructing, however actually at this level I’m open to no matter can maintain folks protected and maintain folks alive,” Blumert stated.

District 3 Commissioner Kevin Calvey despatched an announcement saying:

“I’ve full confidence within the management of our Jail Belief Chair, Tricia Everest, as we proceed to enhance jail operations for workers first, and in addition for inmates.”

Prater says it is as much as the fee and Jail Belief to make enhancements. 

One other merchandise that was accepted was a contract for a manufacturing firm to movie the Sheriff’s Workplace as they apprehend wished individuals. This was met with opposition from public commenters.

“There’s a lot potential hurt that may very well be performed, particularly since we’re solely displaying arrests and pre-trial, and never following up with the steps of conviction, may damage folks’s employment and housing alternatives that might affect the remainder of their lives,” Nicole McAfee, a public commenter stated.

The merchandise handed 2-1 with Blumert voting no.

Sheriff Tommie Johnson says he hears folks’s issues and that the present will not be like their perceptions.

“Now we have to put money into our neighborhood unconsciously give them permission to put money into their very own security. That’s what I see this present doing. This isn’t Cops. This isn’t Stay PD. That is us working along with our neighborhood constructing these relationships.”

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