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Tulsa Police Chief speaks out on protesters in Tulsa

Posted at 4:51 AM, Jun 02, 2020

TULSA, Okla. — With unexpected violence happening during the recent protests, 2 Works for You wanted to know what the Tulsa Police Chief had to say about the recent vandalism.

After protests ended on 71st and Memorial Monday night, we spoke with the chief on the phone.

He says he is prepared for the worst, and in the future he plans to wait for protesters to tire out, and go home.

The Chief also says he's prepared with trained commanders across town, ready but also to keep his eyes on everything all at once.

Chief Franklin says he expected better from Tulsans, he didn't know the peaceful protests would come to this.

We asked him what he would say, or his message to parties involved and this is what he said.

"There's nothing good that will be gained from what is taking place tonight. Let us assess the damage and rebuild the area and building relationships if that's what the group is trying to gain then we need to sit down and work on that."

Chief Franklin also says even though some police cars have taken on some damage, he's grateful no police officers have been injured.

He says his goal is to keep businesses protected, and vandalism down. He will continue to stay on high alert.

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