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Oklahoma Senate Press Release:
For Immediate Release: August 28, 2015
Loveless withdraws study request; hosts public panel discussion
Sen. Kyle D. Loveless withdrew his request Friday for an interim study of civil asset forfeiture in Oklahoma. The study was scheduled for September 1 at the Tulsa Police Academy. The location of the meeting quickly garnered criticism from the public, committee members and the media.
A symposium at the Oklahoma state capitol will instead be held, from 9:00am to 4:30 pm
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Moving an interim study on a controversial civil asset forfeiture bill to Tulsa has lawmakers puzzled, but Senate Judiciary Chairman Anthony Sykes isn’t talking about it.
The hearing will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the Tulsa Police Academy, 90 miles from the state Capitol where most interim studies are conducted.
The civil asset forfeiture measure introduced by Sen. Kyle Loveless has sparked immense debate among lawmakers and law enforcement officials, including Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel, Canadian County Sheriff Randall Edwards and Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater. All three have criticized Loveless and his reasons for the bill.
Neither Sykes (R-Moore) nor Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa) returned phone calls to Red Dirt Report for comment.
Moving the interim study may cause some logistical problems for expert witnesses who already have made travel plans. In addition, most hearing rooms at the Capitol have Internet connections that allow live broadcasts, but that may not be possible at the Tulsa police academy, two state officials said.
Despite the mysterious move to Tulsa, Loveless is happy the issue is getting heard in public.
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The Apprehension Of Christian Costello
WARR ACRES — Mike Walkup struggles to find the words for what he witnessed Sunday evening.
That’s when Walkup, a freshman English teacher and head wrestling coach at Putnam City High School, made a trip to a Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Store on May Avenue in northwest Oklahoma City to grab dessert for dinner at his girlfriend’s house.
While shopping for ice cream, Walkup heard a commotion on the opposite side of the store. Stepping out from behind the shelves blocking his view, Walkup saw the gruesome scene of an older man on the ground being stabbed repeatedly by a younger man.
“Christian, stop!” Walkup heard.
“My mind instantly switched to thinking about what I could do to stop the situation,” Walkup recalled Tuesday.
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