- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma’s multicounty grand jury says an investigation of allegations involving the district attorney of Rogers County has found no probable cause to charge or remove her.

The grand jury handed down a preliminary report Tuesday involving its investigation of accusations surrounding District Attorney Janice Steidley’s office, including alleged witness tampering.

The grand jury’s 74-page report says the allegations are not criminal in nature and they do not support an accusation for removal. However, it says the investigation “revealed an alarming lack of respect, civility and overall professionalism” in the district attorney’s relationship with Rogers County law enforcement agencies that has elevated tensions.

The investigation was requested in a petition that was signed by more than 8,000 Rogers County residents.

Steidley did not immediately return an after-hours telephone call seeking comment.



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