M.E. Lawsuit

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's former chief medical examiner is suing the state to get his job back.

Dr. Collie Trant filed a lawsuit in Oklahoma County District Court Tuesday that asks a judge to reinstate him.

Trant was fired on Feb. 5 after less than nine months on the job. The state Board of Medicolegal Investigations, which administers the agency, met in executive session for about an hour before voting 5-0 to terminate Trant's employment.

The 61-year-old Trant had been placed on paid leave Feb. 1 for unspecified reasons. The board did not say why Trant was terminated.

Trant alleges in his 24-page lawsuit that he was fired in retaliation for reporting wrongdoing.

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