Holtzclaw Excessive Force Lawsuit to be Voted on by OKC Council

The name of Daniel K. Holtzclaw is infamous in Oklahoma. The disgraced Oklahoma City police officer is sentenced to 236 years in prison after a 2015 conviction related to the on-duty rapes and sexual assaults of 13 women. The case showed that Holtzclaw preyed on women unlikely to report him out of fear of his position--that is, until he assaulted one woman with no criminal record. She reported the assault and opened the case against him. 
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Pauls Valley Man Arrested after Sexual Abuse Confession

An Oklahoma man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to solicit sex from a minor. The man, identified as Nathaniel Nobles, 24, of Pauls Valley, reportedly began chatting on social media with an undercover police officer he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.  
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Veteran UCO Professor Arrested, Accused of Indecent Exposure

A longtime professor at the University of Central Oklahoma has been arrested for indecent exposure after an alleged incident at a local laundromat, and police say his arrest has prompted reports of bizarre behavior in the days and weeks leading up to his arrest. 
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Governor Signs Criminal Justice Reform Bills

Oklahoma's prisons have long been overcrowded, with the state having one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation, and with the state's inmates typically serving longer sentences than their counterparts in other states. Because of this, the Oklahoma legislature has recently been eyeing ways to reduce the state's prison population through sentencing reform and updating parole policies. 
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Oklahoma Jail Reports Two Deaths in One Week

The Oklahoma County Jail is getting quite a reputation as a deadly jail, considering how 12 inmates have died at the jail in each of the two previous years. In fact, 2016 saw 15 inmate deaths, but three of those occurred outside the facility. 
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Former Tulsa Police Officer Sentenced in Killing of Daughter's Boyfriend

After three previous murder trials ended with a deadlocked jury, former Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler was convicted last month of first degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his daughter's 19-year-old boyfriend. Now, he has been formally sentenced in the case, with Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes upholding the jury's recommendation of 15 years in prison. 
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