4 Arrested Following Incident Inside OKC Police Lobby


Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 10:46 pm
By: Clayton Cummins


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Four people were arrested following an incident at the Oklahoma City Police Department Wednesday morning.

It all stemmed from an incident involving a group painting a mural on Shartel Ave. in Oklahoma City, right next to the police department.

The group called "The Movement" has been out painting the mural in support of minority groups.

An officer went to move a road barrier Tuesday, the city said wasn't permitted and that's when things got heated.

“When the officer returned to the vehicle and began driving towards police headquarters, several people working on the mural blocked the officer’s path in front and on the sides of his vehicle,” said Cpt. Larry Withrow.

The group alleges the officer nearly hit them. So, on Wednesday morning four members arrived to the departments lobby when things escalated.

“They were told that the lobby was closed because of the COVID-19 restrictions and this is true for all citizens at this time,” said Withrow. “They said they wanted to file a report and they were told to call 911.”

Miracle Parks, 19, Sincere Terry, 19, Tyreke Baker, 20, were all arrested for disorderly conduct.

Mia Hogsett, 31, was also charged with disturbing the Peace, Disorderly Conduct, and Planning or Attempting to Conspire to Perform an Act of Violence.

Cherisse Baker's son, Tyreke, was among the arrested.

She alleged officers and the public have been harassing the group.

“These police officers have been around watching people try to drive cars in them, watch people spit on them, yell obscenities and they were told that they were not here for that,” said Baker.

All four suspects bailed out of the Oklahoma County jail by Wednesday night.

Painting the mural will continue.

“We have to have the hard conversations and realization what this country was originally built on,” said Baker. “That is going to be the only way that we are going to be able to change things and move forward.”

The permit holder said he has a permit to paint on Shartel from 4th Street, all the way to 1st Street.

The city said only a section of that was approved.