Juvenile Justice Center

Justice center investigation tops $30k

Despite signing a contract with a Tulsa investigative firm to look into allegation of harassment at the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center, officials in Canadian County paid more than five times the amount of the original contract. A June 24 contract with the Laflin Group said the company was to be paid $5,000 for…

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Juvenile center co-director says he was fired

The co-director of the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center says he was fired over the weekend after having been placed on paid leave in June. “I won’t be coming back,” Bill Alexander said when contacted by phone on Monday. The employment of Alexander was the subject of a 1-hour, 45-minute executive session that included…

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Juvenile center co-director says he was fired

The co-director of the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center says he was fired over the weekend after having been placed on paid leave in June. “I won’t be coming back,” Bill Alexander said when contacted by phone on Monday. The employment of Alexander was the subject of a 1-hour, 45-minute executive session that included…

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Juvenile center proposes $8.6M budget

EL RENO — A proposed $8.6 million budget for the Gary E. Miller Canadian County ChiLdren’s Justice Center was tabled Monday to give officials more time to review the proposal. Rhonda Moss, the human resources director for the facility, told commissioners the budget is basically flat when compared with last year’s, although it does include…

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Discrimination complaint filed against Canadian County

The former assistant director of the Canadian County Emergency Management department has filed a discrimination and retaliation complaint against the county. Breanna Shunn said she was fired June 16 from her position with the department after she questioned the qualifications of current manager Troy Mead. Mead was hired in May after retiring from the Veterans Affairs…

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Investigator hired to investigate complaints against juvenile center co-director

EL RENO – An investigation into a complaint filed against the co-director of the Canadian County Juvenile Justice Center will continue with the assistance of a Tulsa private investigator. The Canadian County commissioners voted Wednesday during a special meeting to hire Laflin Investigative Group to investigate a complaint against Bill Alexander. Alexander was suspended with…

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Juvenile Justice Center co-director suspended

EL RENO – The co-director of the Canadian County Juvenile Facility has been suspended indefinitely with pay as authorities investigate complaints that have been filed against him. Bill Alexander was suspended by the county commissioners Monday following an executive session that last more than four hours. District 1 Commissioner Marc Hader, who chairman of the…

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Agreement on juvenile justice center funding could be coming

EL RENO – A conference hearing to discuss the status of a lawsuit involving funding for the Canadian County Juvenile Center is scheduled for June 15 in Oklahoma County District Court, Canadian County officials said Tuesday. The board of commissioners met in special session Tuesday to discuss the case. The hour-long meeting, which included a…

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