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Letter To Editor: As Lawsuits Against Stillwater Oklahoma Police, DHS, And Judges Move Forward; Citizens Question Mayor and Council As Legal Bills Come In

Stillwater, Ok June, 6 (The Oklahoma Post) –

I’ve been following an ongoing tort claim on the OSCN website, Payne County Oklahoma case #CJ-2021-19 and now Supreme Court case #DF-119964 (see below) involving OKDHS, the City of Stillwater, including the Stillwater Police Department.

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This isn’t my first time speaking out about the ongoing and intentionally slow tort claims (lawsuit) against OKDHS, the City of Stillwater Oklahoma, including Stillwater PD, and it most definitely won’t be my last. If you know anything about the case or know the petitioner, Darrell Dougherty even just a lil bit, you know that he would never do anything malicious in regards to this town, and would not file claims of negligence or wrongdoings on part of OKDHS, this town or any police department unless he absolutely had to. And unfortunately, he had to; actually, he was advised by elected city officials to file a Tort Claim. He’s not a vengeful soul, he’d pray for you, and he wouldn’t place blame where it’s not warranted. He’d never put his family thru all this, not for any other reason than protecting his child (but I bet he’d stand up for your child too). If he could know beyond a shadow of a doubt that his child is safe, I wouldn’t be typing this. If I could say there isn’t an excessive amount of evidence to merit egregious errors on multiple levels of the system, I wouldn’t be typing this. I’m not involved [legally], but best believe that I’d never throw my name into a boiling pot of [crap] if I didn’t 101% know that he’s been bullied, targeted, and grossly mistreated on every level.

This is not a father trying to control an ex-wife or be punitive to certain individuals involved in this case. It’s about protecting his child & striving for positive reform that actually benefits everyone involved in the system. I’m imploring you, especially Stillwater residents, to ask questions, seek acceptable answers, and reach out to the city council about what you’re paying to defend. And more than ever care about how our city government is behaving. Not just in this case but in all the others that slipped through the cracks. And if you are unfortunately one of those that fell, stand up for your rights, as parents and human beings. “Be good to yourselves and each other”

Share if you’d like. Change can start with one person.

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(Writing by Anonymous Oklahoma Professional, MA, Counselor; Letter To The Editor)


(Editor’s Note ): None

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