Quote of the Day | June 1, 2018

“We want this to stop, and the only way that it will stop is if there are specific, tangible, measurable reforms and policy that make officers accountable when there is misconduct and provide officers proper training to prevent misconduct. We don’t believe that the city recommendations that they have started to implement deal with the core of the issue, which is officer accountability and better training.”

-Tulsa attorney Damario Solomon Simmons, one of more than 50 activists, community leaders and elected officials who released a joint letter demanding that the city act immediately to address racial disparities in police practices [Tulsa World].


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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