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Oklahoma City’s police union, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123, is pushing the city’s police department to put more officers on the streets.

The union filed a grievance against the department April 12 that argued the department is understaffed by at least 200 officers, and is not meeting guidelines that require a certain number of officers per shift.

“[It’s] an officer safety issue,” said John George, FOP president.

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Oklahoma City’s police department is making no changes to its immigration policy following President Trump’s executive order against sanctuary cities.

Police Chief Bill Citty says while Oklahoma City isn’t a sanctuary city, his officers are also not proactive in enforcing immigration laws because it can erode trust in a community.

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Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty says he's reconsidered his previous position and now will allow officers to carry their personal rifles while on duty until the department buys additional weapons.

Citty told reporters Monday that he changed his mind after three officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Last week, Citty rejected the city's Fraternal Order of Police request to allow officers to carry personal rifles following the shooting deaths of five Dallas officers.

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Oklahoma City Chief of Police Bill Citty offered his condolences to Dallas police following the deadly attack that killed five officers and injured several others at a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration Thursday.

Speaking in front of a wall honoring fallen officers at the Oklahoma City Police Department Headquarters, Citty said the department has not received any specific threats ahead of a Black Lives Matter protest in Oklahoma City Sunday evening.