Oklahoma prosecutor sues Governor, Pardon and Parole Board
The Associated Press - March 13, 2021 9:30 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County’s top prosecutor is suing Gov. Kevin Stitt and the state’s Pardon and Parole Board. District Attorney David Prater filed the lawsuit on Thursday in Oklahoma County.
Prater’s lawsuit accuses the board of not following state law on notifying prosecutors about its commutations. He also alleges that two board members, Kelly Doyle and Adam Luck, have a conflict of interest because of their work with released inmates. The lawsuit comes just days after the board voted to consider a commutation request by convicted killer Julius Jones.
Stitt spokeswoman Carly Atchison says the governor is proud of the board’s work and called Prater’s lawsuit a “desperate cry for publicity.”