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OK-CADP elects Margaret Cox was elected and a bachelor’s degree and a surer; and Coree Stevenson, as- offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City
secretary. master of business administra- sociate general counsel for Love’s and Springfield, Missouri.
board officers During the coalition’s awards tion from the University of Cen- Travel Stops, governance chair. –Staff report
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Okla- dinner, Cox was elected as one tral Oklahoma. New board members include
homa Coalition to Abolish the of the seven at-large board Raymond E. Penny Jr. is an Cody Cooper, a patent attor-
Death Penalty has elected its members along with Wende associate in the Tulsa office. ney with Phillips Murrah; Pam Tulsa Law student
2019-2020 Executive Board of Battle, Leslie Fitzhugh, Kelley Penny focuses his practice in Lane, a CASA volunteer; Candice
Directors. Garrett, Nykkia Harris, Over- litigation. Prior to attending law Milard, an attorney with Milard
receives Crowe &
The Rev. Don Heath was re- man, and Gilbert Parks. school, he served as a captain in Law and member of the Associa- Dunlevy scholarship
elected as board chair after serv- Representing the National As- the U.S. Marine Corps and was tion of Black Lawyers; Shontai TULSA – Gavin J. Burl, a student
ing in that position for two years sociation of Blacks in Criminal Jus- deployed to Afghanistan for Mouton, a research analyst at at the University of Tulsa College
and as vice chair for two years. tice, Oklahoma Chapter, Fitzhugh Operation Enduring Freedom in Love’s Travel Stops and a mem- of Law, has been awarded Crowe
Heath has served as pastor of was appointed to also serve on 2011 as the fire support coordi- ber of the National Association of & Dunlevy’s Diversity Scholars
Edmond Trinity Christian Church the executive committee for a nator for an infantry battalion. Black Accountants; and Tammy Program scholarship.
since 2007. He has a master second term. –Staff report He served as deputy director of Streeter, vice president at Bank The honor is given annually to
of divinity degree from Phillips the Gang and Organized Crime of Oklahoma. a TU Law candidate who quali-
Theological Seminary in Tulsa. He Prosecution Unit in the Tulsa CASA works in conjunction fies based on academic achieve-
represents the Christian Church Hall Estill adds County District Attorney’s Office with the juvenile court system to ment, financial need and com-
(Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma before starting with Hall Estill. provide trained volunteer advo- mitment to the
for the coalition. two associates Penny graduated from the Uni- cates to speak for the best in- law. Burl will
Heath is an attorney with the TULSA – Hall Estill has an- versity of Tulsa College of Law. terests of children in foster care receive up to
firm of Hirsch, Heath & White in nounced two new associates. –Staff report due to abuse or neglect. $10,000, with
Oklahoma City. He received his Jacqueline M. McCormick –Staff report $2,000 award-
juris doctor from the University has joined the firm as an as- ed each se-
of Oklahoma School of Law in sociate in the CASA of Oklahoma mester based
1982. Oklahoma City
County elects officers Paralegal joins on satisfactory
A court-ordered moratorium office. Gavin J. progress and
has been in place since October She prac- OKLAHOMA CITY – Joni Stew- McAfee & Taft Burl performance.
2015 as Oklahoma develops a tices solely in art will serve a second term as TULSA – Amanda Terrell joined Since the
new protocol for executions. Un- the litigation CASA of Oklahoma County board McAfee & Taft as a paralegal for firm’s Diversity Scholars Program
der the court order, the morato- area, focusing president. the Labor and Employment Group. was established in 2005, more
rium on executions in Oklahoma on general Stewart is an independent Terrell has 16 years of ex- than $250,000 in scholarships
will continue until a new protocol Jacqueline M. civil litigation, consultant. She was managing perience as a legal assistant, has been awarded to students.
is approved. McCormack insurance partner of Bridge Group, an ac- investigator and paralegal. Terrell A first-year law student, Burl
Elizabeth Overman, a politi- defense counting firm she founded and earned her as- served as a Student Bar Associa-
cal science professor at the Uni- and medical then sold in 2017. sociate degree tion delegate and was a Board
versity of Central Oklahoma, was malpractice Other board officers are Jes- in paralegal of Advocates 1L Negotiation
reelected vice chair. defense. sica Ramirez, human resources studies from Competition finalist.
Margie Roetker, representing She re- manager for ATC Drivetrain, vice Metropolitan Burl received his undergradu-
the Peace and Justice Committee ceived her law president; Jack Morgan, an archi- College of Le- ate degree from East Central
of Oklahoma City’s St. Charles degree from tecture and interior design man- gal Studies. University in 2018. Burl served as
Borromeo Catholic Church, was the University ager at Guernsey, secretary; Lisa McAfee & Student Government Association
reelected for a second term as Raymond of Oklahoma Owens, financial vice president Amanda Taft has 180 president and was a member of
board treasurer. Penney Jr. College of Law with Clearwater Enterprises, trea- Terrell attorneys and the football team. –Staff report

Prosecutor adds 22 St. Louis officers to exclusion list


BY JIM SALTER mises the entire criminal justice system names bring the total to 59 – roughly 5%
Associated Press and our overall ability to pursue jus- of the city’s approximate 1,100 commis-
tice,” Gardner said in a news release late sioned officers.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis’ top prosecutor Tuesday. “After careful examination of In addition to the ban on presenting
has added 22 more names to a list of city the underlying bias contained in those cases, search warrants will not be ap-
police officers who are not allowed to social media posts, we have concluded proved for investigations involving of-
bring cases to her office, after a national that this bias would likely influence an ficers on the list, Gardner said.
group accused the officers of posting officer’s ability to perform his or her du- In response to the report on the Face-
racist and anti-Muslim comments on ties in an unbiased manner.” book postings, St. Louis police pulled
social media. Gardner’s move comes amid long- several officers off the streets, launched
The 22 new names brings to 59 the standing tension with police. Gardner, an internal investigation and ordered
total number of officers on Circuit At- who is black, was elected in November sensitivity training for officers. The city
torney Kim Gardner’s “exclusion list” St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner 2016 after campaigning to rebuild trust said it would require additional training
that she first announced in August. speaks at a news conference in St. Louis, in the criminal justice system at a time on discrimination, harassment and so-
Gardner has said the original list includ- Mo. AP FILE PHOTO/JIM SALTER when the St. Louis area was still heal- cial media rules for all 7,200 of its civil
ed officers with credibility concerns, ing from the events in nearby Ferguson, service employees.
but declined to elaborate. this month. Forty-three of the 3,500 ac- where a white police officer shot and Police Sgt. Keith Barrett said the in-
Gardner said seven of the newly counts viewed by the group were tied to killed an unarmed black teenager, Mi- ternal investigation is ongoing but de-
added officers are permanently banned St. Louis, with 22 of those involving cur- chael Brown, two years earlier. clined to comment on Gardner’s action
from presenting cases for warrants. The rent officers and 21 former officers. She has been at odds with the city’s adding officers to the exclusion list.
other 15 will be reviewed to consider Some of the posts support roughing law enforcement establishment virtu- In a letter to Public Safety Director
conditions of reinstatement. up protesters or mock foreign accents. ally since taking office. Jimmie Edwards and Police Chief John
The Philadelphia-based Plain View Others display the Confederate flag and Gardner’s original exclusion list an- Hayden, Gardner said the social media
Project studied thousands of Facebook question whether Black History Month nounced in August contained more statements were “shocking and beneath
posts from St. Louis and seven other is racist. than two dozen officers. Gardner’s the dignity of someone who holds such
jurisdictions as part of a project that “When a police officer’s integrity is spokeswoman said additional officers a powerful position, especially those
began in 2017. Details were released compromised in this manner, it compro- were added to the list later and the new comments that advocate violence.”

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