Okla. Co. DA Clears 3 OKC Police Officers Involved In Recent Shootings Including Hostage Situation At Jail


Tuesday, June 29th 2021, 1:24 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The Oklahoma County district attorney cleared three Oklahoma City police officers involved in two recent police shootings, the police department said on Tuesday.

District Attorney David Prater cleared two officers who discharged their weapons during a hostage situation at the Oklahoma County jail and one officer involved in a shootout with a suspect in northeast Oklahoma City.

The hostage situation happened on March 27. A jail employee was held at knifepoint by an inmate. Two officers fired their weapons at the suspect to save the jail employee. The inmate was fatally shot.

Five inmates accused of being involved in the hostage situation were charged.

The other instance happened on May 1. An officer was driving on Martin Luther King Avenue near NE 50th when his vehicle was rammed by a suspect, police said. The suspect and the officer exchanged gunfire. The suspect was hospitalized at the time.

All three officers will be reinstated to full-duty status, the department said. The department did not identify the officers in their social media posts.