First Person Prosecuted Under Initiative 2150

Wednesday, September 16th 2020, 6:34 am
By: News On 6

The first person has been prosecuted under U.S. Attorney Trent Shores' new initiative to keep guns away from felons.

Jakob Garland has been charged with supplying the gun used in the murder of Tulsa police Sergeant Craig Johnson.

His prosecution falls under the new 2150 Initiative, named in honor of Sergeant Johnson, who was killed during a June traffic stop.

The initiative is designed to get guns out of the hands of felons and other people who pose a threat.

Shores, along with Tulsa mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin were in attendance for the meeting.

Two new federal investigators will help with prosecuting the crimes.

Shores said this will protect everyone, including police.

"I hear sometimes these cases aren’t exciting, they’re run of the mill. But I will tell you they are incredibly important. They are important because of the ramifications when prohibited persons possess firearms,” said Shores.

A K-9 is also in training which will be used to help gather evidence used in court.