Claremore Daily Progress

Crime/Courts

September 4, 2013

UPDATE: Police officials want state investigation of DA Steidley

(Continued)

CLAREMORE —

But, he added, “We are not at liberty to talk about the report of what the AG said.”
Steidley maintained at the Tulsa news conference she has a responsibility to inform defense attorneys of any possible issues with government witnesses.
“I have a higher duty as a prosecutor to make sure a defendant’s constitutional rights are fulfilled,” she said. “If not, we are jeopardizing our cases and we are putting our bar license on the line. And I take that job very seriously.”
“We are going to continue to do our job,” she added. “Just as we hold any witness accountable for their actions, we are going to hold law enforcement accountable for their actions.”
Brewster stressed that Steidley prosecutes cases based on honesty and transparency. 
“The folks of Rogers County and her district should be very proud of this woman,” he said.

Text Only
Crime/Courts
Poll

Do you prefer the warm summer weather of 2013 or the mild rainy weather we are currently experiencing?

Hot/Dry Summer
Mild/Wet Summer
I prefer any season but Summer.
I don't have an opinion.
     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction