House of Representatives

Humphrey to Study Support for Law Enforcement


10/2/2020 2:51:00 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, will hold an interim study Tuesday, Oct. 6, that examines how lawmakers can best protect and support law enforcement.

The study is scheduled before the House Public Safety Committee, which Humphrey chairs. It starts at 9:30 a.m. in Room 206 at the State Capitol.

Humphrey invites law enforcement and media outlets to attend the study to get a broader overview of the topics discussed.

“We will look at the mental health needs of our law enforcement officers and how the policy environment affects them,” said Humphrey, himself a former Department of Corrections employee. “The study also will examine statistics of harmful incorrect narratives of police brutality, and we will discuss training and accountability of officers. Last we will present a list of suggested bills for legislators to consider during our next legislative session.”

Additional presenters scheduled to speak at the study include:

  • Chief Todd Gibson, City of Moore, speaking on officer mental health;
  • Jerad Lindsey, chairman of the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, speaking on the status of law enforcement issues;
  • Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training Director Jesus Campa on CLEET’s response to law enforcement issues; and
  • Don Spencer with the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association on suggested legislation.