Feds look into treatment of mentally ill adults in Oklahoma

The U.S. Justice Department has announced a civil rights investigation into the treatment of people with mental illnesses by the state of Oklahoma,...

November 18, 2022
6:06 AM

The U.S. Justice Department has announced a civil rights investigation into the treatment of people with mental illnesses by the state of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City policeOKLAHOMA CITY -- A civil rights investigation into the treatment of people with mental illnesses by the state of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City police was announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department.'We will determine whether the state discriminates against mentally ill adults in Oklahoma County,' where Oklahoma City is located, in violation of federal law 'by relying on institutional settings to serve adults when they could be served in the community,' assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke said.

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