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State Representative Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, held an interim study Tuesday, October 6, that examines how lawmakers can best protect and support law enforcement.
The study was scheduled before the House Public Safety Committee, which Humphrey chairs. It started at 9:30 a.m. in Room 206 at the State Capitol.
Humphrey invited law enforcement and media outlets to attend the study to get a broader overview of the topics discussed.
“We looked at the mental health needs of our law enforcement officers and how the policy environment affects them,” said Humphrey, himself a former Department of Corrections employee. “The study also examined statistics of harmful incorrect narratives of police brutality, and discussed training and accountability of officers. Last we presented a list of suggested bills for legislators to consider during our next legislative session.”
Additional presenters scheduled to speak at the study include:
• Chief Todd Gibson, City of Moore, speaking on officer mental health;
• Jerad Lindsey, chairman of the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, speaking on the status of law enforcement issues;
• Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training Director Jesus Campa on CLEET’s response to law enforcement issues; and
• Don Spencer with the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association on suggested legislation.