‘One of The Most Dangerous Places in Oklahoma County’: OKC Files Suit Against Plaza Inn
KOKH-OKC - May 17, 2023 6:22 am
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City has had enough with the Plaza Inn.
According to records from the Oklahoma City Police Department, officers have responded to the Plaza Inn 784 times between January 2022 to May 10, 2023.
In a lawsuit filed by the city May 9th, the city said the inn has dealt with several violent incidents, recently including a kidnapping call April 4th which lead to a suspect barricading himself inside a room of the hotel, a shooting April 10th where officers found a large pool of blood, and a stabbing incident involving a machete in the early morning hours of April 11th.
A day after that incident, the city sent a letter to one of the owners of the hotel, Michael Wiley, to abate the nuisance within 10 days by doing things like having enough armed CLEET-certified security guards on the property to stop violent incidents, to install video cameras inside and outside, and to put up “no trespassing” signs throughout the property or the city would take legal action.
According to the lawsuit, all nuisance orders have essentially been ignored, “Making the Plaza Inn one of the most dangerous places in Oklahoma County for the community and traveling public, to include extreme violence, drug distribution, and prostitution activity.”
The lawsuit went on to say that complete closure or mandatory restrictions on the use of the property are necessary to maintain public health, welfare, decency, and order, and to protect the community from harm.
FOX 25 reached out to the Plaza Inn, but they did not wish to comment on the matter.