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Tulsa city councilors hearing fourth and final round of equality indicator public comments

Posted at 3:53 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 23:37:06-04

TULSA, OK (KJRH) — On Wednesday evening, Tulsa city councilors heard public comments regarding the 2018-19 Equality Indicators Reports, specifically about how race and gender relate to adults' arrests.

Wednesday's meeting was the fourth of four council meetings in which councilors heard and took note of public comments for future special meetings.

The comment session was officially on "racial and gender disparities in police arrests of adults"; five speakers stood up to have their voices heard.

Councilors will take feedback from Wednesday's meeting into account during a panel discussion in a special meeting on Wednesday, September 25. That discussion will take place in the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. The special meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. after an abbreviated council meeting.

The meeting comes less than a week after Mayor Bynum asked the council to pull his proposal for an Office of the Independent Monitor. He is expected to announce his alternate plan to the council on September 25.

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