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Tulsa Police Department

A recent study found there wasn’t a relationship between race and Tulsa Police officers’ decisions to use force. Researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Cincinnati studied Tulsa to find ways to help Tulsa police in their encounters with the public.

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A jury convicted OKCPD’s Sgt. Keith Sweeney of second degree murder on Nov. 4, 2019.

Sweeney is one of a small fraction of officers who has faced criminal charges following a fatal on-the-job incident. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater argued he acted unreasonably and unjustifiably when he shot and killed a suicidal, unarmed man named Dustin Pigeon on Nov. 15, 2017.