Was the Terrence Walker shooting justified?

The last moments of Terrence Walker’s life are captured on video taken from the lapel of Muskogee Police Officer Chansey McMillin. McMillin shot and killed Walker as he fled an investigative detention. McMillin was called to the scene based on a 911 call that Walker had a gun and was threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend. These… read more…

Bosh decision clarified by Oklahoma Supreme Court

Since the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued its decision in Bosh v. Cherokee County Governmental Building Authority, 2013 OK 9, 305 P.3d 994, granting citizens civil rights under the state constitution, state and federal courts have struggled to determine the general application of that decision. Does Bosh apply to any case implicating a state constitutional right?  Or… read more…

Supreme Court to clarify excessive force standard

Are victims of excessive force required to prove the subjective motivations of their assailant? In other words, must the victim prove that the assailant used force with some intent to harm? For police-citizen encounters, the answer is a well-established “No.” To prove excessive force during a police-citizen encounter, the victim must show the use of… read more…