OKLAHOMA CITY -- Attorney General Scott Pruitt has directed a multi-county grand jury to investigate accusations against public officials in Rogers County.
Pruitt made the announcement Friday.
“The multi-county grand jury is an investigative tool, which will allow Oklahomans to bring forward any concerns they may have,” Pruitt said in a release. “In this instance, the multi-county grand jury will bring together a panel of citizens from across the state to thoroughly and objectively review the issues raised in Rogers County.”
The investigation will probe a grand jury petition that was signed by more than 8,000 Rogers County residents and allegations against District Attorney Janice Steidley
The petition was dismissed last week after a judge ruled the summary in the petition did not use language approved by the court.
The grand jury has jurisdiction in all 77 counties and has the authority to look into the allegations of criminal activity or misconduct.
Any action recommended by the grand jury would take place in Rogers County.
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