Elk City hairdresser accuses police of using hate language

Jul 25, 2007 Full story: Examiner-Enterprise 330

“Rather than trying to prevent hate-type language and conduct, they condone it and they do it themselves.”

A hairdresser who alleges he was taunted by Elk City police with hateful language after he was arrested is seeking $250,000 in damages in claims against the city and Beckham County. via Examiner-Enterprise

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denise

Vici, OK

#21 Oct 16, 2007
Here's the thing with the police officers in Elk City. They are just like any other professions -- there are some bad guys and some good guys. I certainly would not condone bigotry or hate crimes on any level, but I think it is unfortunate the entire force is getting a bad wrap because of the allegded offenses by a few.
forum follower

Abernathy, TX

#22 Oct 16, 2007
You know what the say --- one bad apple!
old sayre student

Elk City, OK

#23 Nov 10, 2007
Well Elk City is So Incompitent that they can't even Hire for there Police From Inside there own City Look at history Chief Ron Luttrell was from Sayre then next chief Randy Smith well He was from sayre too and Well What do you know there next and Current Chief Putman he lives in sayre too. Plus what are the Idiots in Trying to do? Give there Criminal City manager a 30K Raise well I don't think anyone in Elk has a lick of since and for that matter I have my doubt's about sayre too.
denise

Vici, OK

#24 Dec 18, 2007
Well, the people of Elk City didn't give the City Manager a raise. He basically gave it to himself and then his cronies on the Commission just okayed it. I mean, he is gonna need all the extra money since he is paying for his own legal fees now. It was basically just transferring the money the city was going to use for his attorneys to Guy so he can use it for his attorneys.
jackson

Elk City, OK

#25 Jan 16, 2008
elkc wrote:
There are always two sides to a story. I wish I had comments from the police so I could make an informed decision. However if the allegations are true, then the officer(s) should be fired and have their CLEET Certification revoked! While a officer is entitled to maintain whatever belief system he chooses he has no right to use those beliefs to intimidate the public through his employer. If this type of prejudice exists in the Elk City Police Department you can be sure other forms are in tact as well. If the police departments leadership, was to do the appropriate thing, it would be to suspend all officer(s) involved and have a complete investigation conducted from an outside source. All findings should be made public and recommendations from that, should be followed. Allowing the officer to remain on duty, only endangers the city and it's citizens to a chance of a repeat offense and more liability. I can't imagine that the city's/county legal teams haven't took this approach.
i'm from elk city and every cop in this town is crooked i wouldn't put it past anyone of them to talk to anyone like that they
annom

Canute, OK

#30 Jan 27, 2008
paul wrote:
yea, someone up there said u gotta hit em where it hurts, in the pocketbook, i say hell yea. hope he gets all he is asking for, sue the hell out of em. the ****** crooks.
I wish you knew what you were talking about, kind of funny how you hear nothing about this anymore in the news isnt it? Could be that the guy lied and the lawsuit got thrown out, we never think about things like that now do we, we always just look down on the Cops, but when you are in danger and need help or someone breaks in your house and takes things that belongs to you who are you going to call, thats right the cops, hmmmm and they are going to risk their lives to help you or get your stuff back, if you don't like cops or what they do why don't you become one and try to make things better, but guess by the way you talk you would last a day and then go crying home cause you couldn't handle the job!
criminal hater

Canute, OK

#31 Jan 29, 2008
Old Sayre Student wrote:
I do know I was stopped once for speeding in Elk City and I didn't see the cop behind me at first.
When I did see him I pulled over imeadately. I was told Rudely to stay in the car and he called another Squad car and a Motorcycle cop to the scene to give me a Ticket for going 10 miles over the speed limit. They think they are Big men with badges and its about time someone took them down a couple notches.
You must be an OLD STUDENT because Elk City has not had a Motorcycle cop in about 40 years. Oh and you can't spell maybe you should go back to school.

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Since: Mar 07

Wittmann Arizona

#32 Jan 30, 2008
criminal hater wrote:
<quoted text> You must be an OLD STUDENT because Elk City has not had a Motorcycle cop in about 40 years. Oh and you can't spell maybe you should go back to school.
Elk City did have a couple of cycles that were active through the 1980's that I know of. One had a designated full time traffic officer, he has since retired. The other cycle was used mainly as extra support at special events. I don't know if they have a current motor officer but lets say for my age sake that it was 20+ years since a full time biker cop was cruising Elk.
Friend of Dustin

Oklahoma City, OK

#34 Feb 3, 2008
This filing of the Federal Lawsuit is going to be in early spring, I know this for a fact, I have read both Tort Claims, yes the Elk City media has tried to bury this, that is why u haven't heard anything!
It is not like Dustin to speak out about this sensitive issue however, his public relations firm Scott Mitchell & Assoc. are scheduling diffent venues through out the midwest in which Dustin will speak out about the hideous and unfortunate incident. However I can report that the young and aspiring attorney who asked for the bench warrant was fired from Stephen Hollaway's firm, 3 officer's have either been forced to leave the department or have been terminated. Federal cases take years to actally go to trial, only about 3% of cases of this nature actually make it to the court room. Negotiations are under way with both entities, those are always confidential esp when the EC and Beckham County are having to admit guilt. This was never about the money, Mr Allen has plenty, however what he is fighting for is Sensitivy training for all county employees, and a public apology those are far more important that $$$.
Friend of Dustin

Oklahoma City, OK

#35 Feb 3, 2008
This filing of the Federal Lawsuit is going to be in early spring, I know this for a fact, I have read both Tort Claims, yes the Elk City media has tried to bury this, that is why u haven't heard anything!
It is not like Dustin to speak out about this sensitive issue however, his public relations firm Scott Mitchell & Assoc. are scheduling diffent venues through out the midwest in which Dustin will speak out about the hideous and unfortunate incident. However I can report that the young and aspiring attorney who asked for the bench warrant was fired from Stephen Hollaway's firm, 3 officer's have either been forced to leave the department or have been terminated. Federal cases take years to actally go to trial, only about 3% of cases of this nature actually make it to the court room. Negotiations are under way with both entities, those are always confidential esp when the EC and Beckham County are having to admit guilt. This was never about the money, Mr Allen has plenty, however what he is fighting for is Sensitivy training for all county employees, and a public apology those are far more important that $$$.
Anonymous

Canute, OK

#36 Feb 3, 2008
No officers have been termited because of this specific incident. Furthermore, the young attorney you are referring to chose to go into private practice with another young attorney. GOOD GRIEF!!! Get your facts straight before you post it. People like you are the reason peoples lives are ruined for no reason.

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Since: Mar 07

Wittmann Arizona

#37 Feb 4, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
No officers have been termited because of this specific incident. Furthermore, the young attorney you are referring to chose to go into private practice with another young attorney. GOOD GRIEF!!! Get your facts straight before you post it. People like you are the reason peoples lives are ruined for no reason.
While the officer(s) in question have not been suspended from street duty they should have been given desk assignments or used in other departments of the city. The reason being...is by reassigning the officers it would help prevent a repeat episode. If there is even a hint of a violation which surfaces... its going to be more than the City can afford (Due to what appears to be mediocre manpower). Despite whatever the officer’s reputation is...I would have a lawyer hired and begin looking at performance records, similar complaints. In any event the city as a whole should implement sensitivity training for all its employees. By experience I have came to trust my instincts that where there is smoke, there is fire!
lyndi harris

Vici, OK

#39 Feb 4, 2008
Friend of Dustin wrote:
I have personally seen all personal records of the EC PD and County Officials whom is involved. Contrary to what the above poster MR DJ DELEON was fired, i have seen the letter from Stephen Hollaway's office to Mr Allen's attrny informing him of MR Deleon's release. So please this all is behind closed doors... I just happen to be privy to certain information.... ALL of the personal records, performance records, applications and any reprimands r in Mr Allen's possession, along with taped recordings from the Beckham County officials who refused to release his documents which by the way r public knowledge and a Federal Offense to refuse them, and the public would be amazed..... Dustin has the best law firm and PR firm in the state representing him, they are handling this trust me and he is going on with his life and really is not focusing on the negative he strongly believes "Sunlite is the best Antiseptic" and while the wheels of justice move slow they do move, and the truth always PREVAILS.
DJ was not fired by Steve. And, I don't think his decision to leave Steve's practice had anything to do with this case. Has it occurred to you that maybe Steve's pride was hurt when the first person he has EVER brought into his practice made plans to open another practice a year after Steve had moved him into his office? As you should well know, just because something is in a report doesn't mean it is true.
Friend of Dustin

Oklahoma City, OK

#40 Feb 4, 2008
Steve Holloway is a pathetic excuse and trust me DJ Deleon will be subpoenaned along with both of Mr Hollaway's secretaries, Mr Deleon is out of his league, Ray Vincent will make him wished he would of never heard of Mr Allen when they r done with him, they did not have 10K Properties, Randy Powell their client's permission to ask for a bench warrant in the first place, they have already offered to drop and litigation against Mr Allen in lieu of not dragging them into this .... Of course Mr Allen is not even considering. He wants DJ and Stephen Holloway, 10K Prop, along with the EC PD and the Beckham County Sherrifs Dept and last but not least the corrupt BK County Clerks Office who denied on tape his right to his files..... Who in the armpit of Cheyenne would know anything about a Federal Case we hope to see u in court u do realize it will be in Federal Crt in OKC ........Also i have just been told News 9 Kirsten Mcentire will be covering all the depositions and the court case itself.. I know Dustin cant wait to sit across the table and see what the officers along with Mr Deleon and Hollaway and all the county officials have to say under oath and let the parade before the cameras begin..... Do u even get channel 9 in Cheyenne?
Sayre Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#41 Feb 4, 2008
I would just say to anyone who wants additional info in regards to the hateful horendous hideous treatment that Dustin was subjected to and let me make clear by MR DELEON violating his client's 10K-Randy Powell's rights to ask for a bench warrant, against Dustin Allen.

Mr Allen would have never been placed in harm's way for any City or County Official to Harm, Violate, or Discriminate, Deny what rights we have as Americans, Gay or Straight..

I can tell u, You wont see this story in the Sayre Record, or the Elk Citian newspapers. Mr Allen's team is bypassing the local media, and they can get their information from the state Media, or u can just search yahoo type Dustin Allen Elk City and u will have any information you can stomach to read...Dustin has many many friends in many different National, State organizations who will make sure this stays in the news, I am sure most of u in western OK have no clue who GLAAD the National Organization for gays in America, this story is in the TOP 2 NATIONAL STORIES to watch in 2008.... Need I say more.... It is under GLAAD on yahoo search stories to watch .. HAPPY READING
annom

Canute, OK

#42 Feb 4, 2008
Sayre Native wrote:
I would just say to anyone who wants additional info in regards to the hateful horendous hideous treatment that Dustin was subjected to and let me make clear by MR DELEON violating his client's 10K-Randy Powell's rights to ask for a bench warrant, against Dustin Allen.
Mr Allen would have never been placed in harm's way for any City or County Official to Harm, Violate, or Discriminate, Deny what rights we have as Americans, Gay or Straight..
I can tell u, You wont see this story in the Sayre Record, or the Elk Citian newspapers. Mr Allen's team is bypassing the local media, and they can get their information from the state Media, or u can just search yahoo type Dustin Allen Elk City and u will have any information you can stomach to read...Dustin has many many friends in many different National, State organizations who will make sure this stays in the news, I am sure most of u in western OK have no clue who GLAAD the National Organization for gays in America, this story is in the TOP 2 NATIONAL STORIES to watch in 2008.... Need I say more.... It is under GLAAD on yahoo search stories to watch .. HAPPY READING
well I did do what you said to do to search the web about this case and this is all that was there about him

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Willfind in Elk City

Elk City, OK

#43 Feb 4, 2008
You people are delarious!!! I have to laugh at those of you who "were privy" to information. All of you are really showing your ignorance of this whole thing. I will tell all of you that you haven't a clue!!! I guess it takes all kinds to make this world go around. Pretty pathetic I would say. LOL LOL LOL

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Since: Jan 08

Dallas, TX

#44 Feb 4, 2008
criminal hater wrote:
<quoted text> You must be an OLD STUDENT because Elk City has not had a Motorcycle cop in about 40 years. Oh and you can't spell maybe you should go back to school.
This remark for 1 typo? Maybe sensitivity training would be in order?????
Sayre Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#45 Feb 5, 2008
I have also just been informed Dustin Allen has, and Arbor Publishing will be publishing his Autobiography, which will specifically address growing up as a gay individual in small town America, It will also address this incident and he will be speakin throughout the Mid Western US, along with public appearances with National Media. Arbor Publishing is best known for their publications becoming a Television reality to make the public aware of what exists in the United States, and i am sure this book will be no exception !!
Elk Citian

Edmond, OK

#46 Feb 8, 2008
Old Sayre Student wrote:
I do know I was stopped once for speeding in Elk City and I didn't see the cop behind me at first.
When I did see him I pulled over imeadately. I was told Rudely to stay in the car and he called another Squad car and a Motorcycle cop to the scene to give me a Ticket for going 10 miles over the speed limit. They think they are Big men with badges and its about time someone took them down a couple notches.
Elk City doesn't have motorcycle cops......

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