Oklahoma Jail Inmate Dies

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Ada officials say a man was found dead in a cell at the city jail. Officials wouldn't release the inmate who died Wednesday, but public information officer Mark Bratcher said it was a 42-year-old Anadarko man who was in jail on suspicion of driving under the influence.
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HHH

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Obviously, no one was watching the people in these cells. This is terrible. And in jail because of a DUI. He was probably drunk when he hung himself. Deepest sympathy to the family.
Karl Schneider

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Sounds like the guy knew he was in serious trouble and didn't want to wait until his trial to get his judgement.

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FYI: FOR THOSE who SEEM to DOUBT the CORRUPTION within APD!
1st cell an intoxicated goes to is the 'Drunk tank,' after spending some number of hours there, they are transferred to yet another holding cell; BOTH of which HAVE ONLY 4 walls and a STEEL DOOR ... NO way to HANG yourself from anything ! Again after some hours have past, you are transferred to yet a 3rd cell; this one DOES have bars. However, as the "Ada Evening Newspaper" states they do cell checks every 30 minutes ... "NOT !" you are lucky if you see one every two hours !!!
Jim

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Well that's one less drunk driver on the road, who would be out there killing inocent people in a head-on collision or something, and he probably would'nt even get hurt. So good work APD for getting this loser off the street.
Linda

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I have been wondering if they "really" do cell checks every 30 minutes. It seems to me that the small amount of information that is out there could be considered "hush-hush".

Hopefully the investigation will get us one step closer to the truth.
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Please God tell me this person is not in Law Enforcemnet who just wrote this statement. To the family of this young man. So sorry for your lost loved one. Believe me there are people who do care and feel your pain. We are praying for your family. God will judge the ones that should know judgement will come "here or there" it will come.
Jim wrote:
Well that's one less drunk driver on the road, who would be out there killing inocent people in a head-on collision or something, and he probably would'nt even get hurt. So good work APD for getting this loser off the street.

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"The MISSION Statement of Ada PD" begins with,
"The Ada Police Department works to enforce laws, apprehend criminals, and prepare cases for prosecution. The department focuses on the safety and protection of citizens and property...." NO WHERE in the 'mission' statement does it say "to Protect & Serve" ! You can 'find' the whole mission statement at:
http://www.adaok.com/public_safety.htm
Further, I personally spoke with the 'widow' of the man that most recently "allegedly" committed suicide, she told me that APD have told her "3" differently versions of 'how' her husband hung himself ?!
I am NOT certain, but I will assume that the autopsy was done here IN Ada W/O HER knowledge ?! And it was done within 2 days of the incident.
Sincerely,
A concerned - law abiding - VICTIM; one that offer(s) deepest condolences to the widow & family.
FYI: there have been '3' deaths that I have been 'able' to find that resulted in Ada City Jail in the last 2 years. Also, APD officers on 13 July "took" ANOTHER oath ?! to ... Read in 14 July ada evening news.

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very very sad.
my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

as an aside to jim...i wonder if you could ask yourself and answer honestly, what if it were your brother? the penalty for a dui isn't death.
Concerned in Darko

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Jim wrote:
Well that's one less drunk driver on the road, who would be out there killing inocent people in a head-on collision or something, and he probably would'nt even get hurt. So good work APD for getting this loser off the street.
Stupid answer!
Jim

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wishing1 wrote:
very very sad.
my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
as an aside to jim...i wonder if you could ask yourself and answer honestly, what if it were your brother? the penalty for a dui isn't death.
It is for their innocent victims.

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so, it SHOULD be the death penalty?
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Jims f***** stupid a human died not an animal I'm sure u have done mistakes 2. The death penalty should b for stupid ppl that get happy for someones death
driller 75 ada okla

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Dec 18, 2011
 
Jim wrote:
Well that's one less drunk driver on the road, who would be out there killing inocent people in a head-on collision or something, and he probably would'nt even get hurt. So good work APD for getting this loser off the street.
why don't you come to ada okla and go to jail you loser or your family and let ada ok pd kill one of them or you jim stop talking about something you know nothing and go straight to hell!!!!!!!!!!
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hmmm was it in ada or anadadarko , one guy died there recently because they would not give him his medications and had to be airlifted out. yea he lived but why all the bs when he should have been given his meds
,,,, will hicks do anything ,,,,,no

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Dec 27, 2011
 
dunno if it was darko...if it was, i hadn't heard about it. not saying it couldn't happen, just saying i hadn't heard of it.
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sympathy to the family and friends
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well aint nobody can do anything about the losers the city of ada . but the citizeins of ada need to step up when u hear accusations like this. my bf is in prison right now because the ada pd sont play fair. we need t do something
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If he hung himself, then the police did not kill him. He killed himself, and I agree one less idiot on the roads.
carnegie

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Nov 24, 2012
 
be in there and they don't check ppl at night. hung him self on the phone cord. night shift ppl are the blame for not doing their hard job.

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