Okla. governor signs 'Blue Lives Matter' bill into law
Those convicted of killing a corrections or police officer will be sentenced to death or life in prison without the possibility of parole
By C1 Staff
OKLAHOMA CITY — Those convicted of killing a police officer or corrections officer will now faces capital crime charges in Oklahoma if convicted.
Gov. Mary Fallin signed the “Blue Lives Matter” legislation Tuesday, KTUL reported. The law sentences those convicted of killing a cop to death or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
"That's a big part of the punishment is people have to understand what the outcomes are. Right now, it's a bit ambiguous in the law. Sometimes it is a capital offense to kill an officer in the line of duty, sometimes it's not," Jerad Lindsey, Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police chairman, said.
The law goes into effect in November.