Oklahoma County jail locked down for 2 days last week
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma County sheriff says the jail was locked down two days last week because of concerns about violence from a local gang.
Sheriff John Whetsel says the jail was on lock down after the Irish Mob threatened to harm jail staff across the state.
"It was not only us," Whetsel said to county commissioners. "It was Tulsa County. It was the state prison system. (It was) because of the Irish Mob. ... a gang that had kind of declared warfare across the state of Oklahoma."