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Oklahoma County's first Black sheriff sworn into office

 

January 6, 2021



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County's first-ever Black sheriff was sworn in on Monday.

Republican Tommie Johnson III took the oath of office during a ceremony at his former high school.

Johnson, who was elected in November, said the first issue he plans to tackle is finding funding to outfit deputies with body cameras.

"What we're going to do is see where we can trim the fat at and get that accomplished because that is our first initiative and we will do everything we can to get that because it's good for the officers and it's good for the community," Johnson said. "It's good to just...



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