OKC police increasing security at weekend shootings protest

Ponca City Now - July 9, 2016 3:04 pm

OKC police increasing security at weekend shootings protest
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A group protesting recent killings by police in Louisiana and Minnesota says it's working with Oklahoma City police to ensure its planned protest this weekend is safe for citizens and officers.
Police Chief Bill Citty says the department plans to increase security at Sunday's event in the city's Bricktown district.
Citty says police have received no threats and are not concerned about protesters, but are mindful of potential copycat crimes inspired by the shooting of 12 officers at a similar protest in Dallas late Thursday.
David Slane, an attorney assisting Black Lives Matter OKC with its event, says the group has protested peacefully before. Slane says he spoke with Citty on Friday and the group is cooperating with police to maintain a safe environment.


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