Monroe Nichols

Oklahoma House of Representatives

Members of Oklahoma's Legislative Black Caucus this week questioned Republican House leaders' decision not to hear several police reform bills this session.

Sen. James Lankford

Calls are mounting for Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) to resign his seat on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission after his role in sowing doubt about the outcome of the 2020 presidential election and the insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol.

State Rep. Monroe Nichols (D-Tulsa) proposed a set of police reforms on Wednesday he wants passed into law next legislative session.

Nichols’ March for Reform Initiative includes an Office of the Independent Monitor at the state level to review police incidents, a task force to oversee law enforcement training and standards, and a registry of officers dismissed for misconduct so it’s harder for them to get hired at another agency.

"They represent foundational pieces for what I believe should be a new normal in law enforcement across the state," Nichols said.