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Oklahoma police chiefs express concerns about recruiting


September 18, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Growing anti-police sentiment around the country could have a profoundly negative impact on the ability to recruit quality officers, police chiefs from two Oklahoma cities told state lawmakers on Thursday.

Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin and Eufaula Police Chief Mark Goodwin testified before the Senate Public Safety Committee during one of several interim legislative hearings on law enforcement being held ahead of the 2021 session, which starts in February.

The hearings follow months of tense protests across the country over the police killing of Black people and...

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