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Oklahoma news briefs, Sept. 19

Oklahoma news briefs, Sept. 19
Modified: September 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm •  Published: September 18, 2013

In brief

Oklahoma City

Enrollment rises at OC

Oklahoma Christian University's enrollment jumped 7 percent from last fall's enrollment with 2,424 students enrolled this fall, a university spokesman said. The university's undergraduate enrollment also increased 3 percent. The university's graduate enrollment also jumped 26 percent from last fall.


Bar plans day of service

Oklahoma County attorneys and law students will take part in eight service projects between Thursday and Saturday benefiting local groups that serve children with disabilities, neglected and abused children, families struggling with hunger, and the elderly, as part of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Day of Service. Service projects include painting lines in parking lots, delivering school supplies to Emerson Alternative School, stocking up food pantries and thrift stores at Love Links Ministries, assisting at special education classes, helping at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank Urban Harvest Garden, providing free legal advice, said Jarrod Houston Beckstrom, Oklahoma Bar Association spokesman.



Jury decides pushups case

A federal jury has found that two Tulsa police officers did not violate a man's civil rights when they forced him to do pushups during a traffic stop. Brian Lumpkin's lawsuit said officers James Bohanon and Kevin Warne violated his rights in October 2010 by stopping him, putting him in handcuffs, searching his car and making him do pushups. The jury deliberated about five hours Tuesday before finding the two officers acted within legal bounds. Lumpkin, 24, was stopped Oct. 25, 2010, after leaving a house that Bohanon and Warne said they had been investigating. Lumpkin said Bohanon told him he could do pushups, get a ticket or go to jail.