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Oklahoma agency seeks to keep pursuit policy secret

 

September 26, 2018



NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has requested a district judge empty the courtroom for testimony on the state Highway Patrol's pursuit policy in a felony murder trial involving a state trooper's death.

The department's motion argues that disclosing the pursuit policy is dangerous because a future suspect could "reasonably deduce" tactical procedures, The Tulsa World reported .

The case involves D'Angelo Burgess, who is charged with murder in Lt. Heath Meyer's July 2017 death. Highway Patrol officers were pursuing Burgess after he fled a traffic stop. The susp...



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