State Senate Considers Bill To Block Releases Of Video Involving Officers' Deaths

Tuesday, February 23rd 2021, 9:48 pm
By: News On 6


The Oklahoma State Senate will consider a bill that would block the release of police audio or video that shows a law enforcement officer’s death.

Senate Bill 968 was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. It comes a few months after a Tulsa County judge approved the release of video showing the murder of Tulsa Police Sergeant Craig Johnson in June.

The bill said a judge could still release video to the public should they decide it’s in the public’s interest.