Thursday's News Update from KWGS

Jun 11, 2020

Thursday's top stories:

  • Tulsa Police Department Lt. Marcus Harper, president of the Tulsa Black Officers Coalition, spoke out against comments made this week by TPD Maj. Travis Yates, who has brought national attention to the department for saying that systemic racism in policing "doesn't exist" and suggesting that American law enforcement officers possibly shoot Black Americans less than they should. TPD issued a statement saying Yates was not speaking for the department.
  • President Donald Trump announced he will hold his first campaign rally since March in Tulsa next week -- on Juneteenth.
  • Oklahoma's cases of COVID-19 continue to climb. The State Department of Health reported 117 new cases Wednesday. 355 Oklahomans are known to have died from the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.