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Author Topic: Looks like the OHP takes it on the chin yet again.  (Read 30136 times)
« Reply #150 on: May 09, 2018, 12:28:38 pm »

Two troopers racing to be the lead pursuer killed another trooper, which does suggest a lack of formal discipline (if not discretion).

Man vs car....   Car always wins.
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« Reply #151 on: July 22, 2018, 08:36:29 am »

They aren't accountable.    You and I are accountable for their mistakes when we have to pay out millions in settlements.  

That is what happens when you task them with apprehending criminals, you have to accept the consequences...   (Or change the policies.)

Deadly wrong-way pursuit led by troopers on Tulsa highway violates international model policy supported by Oklahoma Highway Safety Office

NORMAN — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has asked a district judge to empty the courtroom if testimony comes up regarding the agency’s pursuit policy in a felony murder trial involving a state trooper’s death — another instance in which the agency has vigorously protected that document.

A Tulsa World reporter had to leave an open public court hearing Monday afternoon in Cleveland County that was convened for just that — to argue how protected OHP’s pursuit policy may be once the trial arrives. An attorney for the Highway Patrol objected to anyone being present during an OHP major’s testimony and arguments in the courtroom who wasn’t a trooper or involved in the case.

D’Angelo Burgess is charged with felony first-degree murder in OHP Lt. Heath Meyer’s death in July 2017. Meyer succumbed to critical injuries 10 days after another trooper’s cruiser struck Meyer at a roadblock on Interstate 35 in Moore as the Highway Patrol chased a vehicle that fled a traffic stop for following too closely.

“(A)ny time such material is shown, read or described in open court, whether during examination, argument, or otherwise, the court room will be cleared so no person other than the Judge, court personnel, attorneys, Defendant, witness testifying, and jurors are present.”


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   -- Judge Damon J. Keith

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