Ex-worker says Oklahoma prosecutor ordered illegal probe

The Associated Press - October 27, 2019 8:57 am

District Attorney David Prater

FILE - David Prater, Oklahoma County District Attorney.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A former investigator for an Oklahoma prosecutor has accused his ex-boss of ordering an illegal investigation into supporters of criminal justice reform, then firing him when he failed to find any wrongdoing.
The investigator, William Muller, has filed a “notice of claim” with the state and county against Oklahoma County District Attorney Prater, a first step toward a possible wrong termination lawsuit.
Muller alleges that Prater targeted the group Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform because of his opposition to its proposals. The claim alleges that Prater improperly obtained a grand jury subpoena without probable cause and used it to obtain financial records for the group, its chairman, and for donations made by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Prater called the allegations “ridiculous” in a statement to KFOR-TV, which first reported the claim.

 

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