Medicial Examiner Update

Oklahoma City, OK – AG says investigation not tainted

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A spokesman for Attorney General Drew Edmondson's office is denying accusations that a multicounty grand jury investigation critical of the Medical Examiner's office was tainted.

An attorney for the chief medical examiner, Dr. Collie Trant, says he plans to contact the FBI about alleged irregularities that Trant discovered with the investigation.

Attorney Scott Adams says Trant uncovered hundreds of e-mails showing the grand jury investigation of the medical examiner's office was compromised.

The grand jury is administered by Edmondson's office.

Spokesman Charlie Price said Thursday Edmondson stands behind the investigation. He says Trant's claims that he brought the e-mails to Edmondson's office are false.

Trant was placed on paid administrative leave on Monday by the board that oversees the medical examiner's office.