Local & Regional
Thu June 25, 2009
Grand Jury Probe
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – Conflict alleged in grand jury probe
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Legal wrangling continues over whether a former employee of the state Medical Examiner's office who resigned amid sexual harassment accusations can be made to testify before a grand jury.
Scott Adams, attorney for former ME investigator Kevin Rowland, told a Supreme Court referee Wednesday that Rowland has had many confidential talks with the attorney general's office in the past and it would be a conflict for that office to question him before the grand jury.
An attorney for Eric Duval, deputy chief medical examiner, made similar arguments.
Assistant Attorney General Joel-Lyn McCormick says no conflict has been demonstrated. She described Rowland and Duval as material witnesses. Details of the investigation have not been released.
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