- Public Information, LPD, Disturbance Incident 8/30/19
4:31 p.m. 8/31/19: On August 30, 2019 at approximately 9 p.m. officers with the Lawton Police Department were dispatched to the 2200 block of NW 19th street on a disturbance. Officers arrested an individual at the scene, and video of the arrest that was filmed by a bystander is currently circulating online. The Lawton Police Department is currently conducting a thorough review of the incident and the actions of the officers. More information will be released when available.
8:05 p.m. 8/31/19: The Lawton Police Department Internal Affairs Division will conduct a preliminary investigation on the Aug. 30th incident. A partial video of a portion of an arrest made at this incident, taken by a bystander, is currently circulating online. The City of Lawton takes seriously all matters of community concern and values transparency, trust, leadership and accountability. More information will be released as it becomes available.
12:22 p.m. 9/3/19: The Lawton Police Department has made available the police report and the 911 call regarding the Aug. 30, 2019, domestic disturbance, of which a partial online video has surfaced. The Lawton Police Department takes seriously all community concerns and this matter is pending the completion of a thorough investigation. Actions documented in the police report are the recorded experiences and first-person narratives of responding officers; actions documented may not reflect established protocols and procedures of the Lawton Police Department. Department and City leadership ask for your patience as the investigation is carried out. Per City policy, administration of the Lawton Police Department and City of Lawton will not comment on personnel matters. Additional information on this situation will be released as it becomes available and in accordance with City policies and procedures. (Please see the below documents, links and information.)
Audio recording, 911 call - https://youtu.be/Nn07pNah6BY