Tulsa Judge Dismisses Request for Grand Jury in Rogers County
A judge has dismissed a
petition calling for a grand jury to investigate Rogers County leaders,
finding that backers of the measure used an unauthorized form to gather
nearly 7,000 signatures from registered voters.
Tulsa County District Judge Jefferson Sellers
dismissed the grand jury petition on Tuesday, ruling that the petition
summary included language that had not been approved by the court.
A group of Rogers County residents, including
Sheriff Scott Walton, sponsored the petition for a grand jury to
investigate District Attorney Janice Steidley and other county leaders.
Walton says the petition was dismissed because of a technicality and that they'll continue to pursue the issue.
Steidley's attorney applauded the ruling, saying the decision "preserves the integrity of our constitution."
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