Quote of the Day | May 30, 2018

“We’re saving hundreds of thousands of dollars by doing this. We’re making better use of officer time. But most importantly, we’re going to save the lives of people in Tulsa, there’s no doubt in my mind, by having this facility in place.”

-Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, at the opening of a new Sobering Center where police can bring people they arrest for public intoxication instead of taking them to jail. Clients will not face charges or have a recorded arrest. [Public Radio Tulsa]


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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