Efforts to oust the District Attorney in Claremore continue

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Reported by: MirandaChristian
Updated: 8/31/2013 10:49 pm Published: 8/31/2013 10:21 pm

Efforts to oust the District Attorney, in Claremore continue. A petition filed in court accuses Janice Steidley of a number of offenses
including, tampering with phone lines in the Rogers County Court House.

Saturday citizens spoke up through a pen and a piece of paper.

"There’s been so much for so long that's been wrong that's not right with our system.

It’s broken right now," said Kristen Rohr’s dislike for Rogers County government dates back to last April.

Rohr said it's personal. "Our child was a victim of a crime,” said Rohr.

Rohr said during court proceedings, she lost trust in district attorney, Janice Steidley.

"They had a responsibility to do their job. They didn't do it,” said Rohr.

Since then, she and the rest of these people have worked to get rid of Steidley, and others who work in this building through petitions.

 "We do need the government to be accountable to the people," said Myron Grubowksi.

Pages of the petition suggest Steidley conspired with others to commit witness tampering.

She and her husband were being investigated by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife.

"We do need to know what is going on inside the walls of our courthouse," said Grubowksi.

Steidley and Assistant DA, Bryce Lair are also accused of conspiring to wiretap lines in the courthouse.

The list of allegations doesn't stop there.

"They’re not allegations, it's the truth," said Rohr.

FOX23 stopped by Steidley's office last week, but our crew was told she was unavailable.

Meantime, Rohr said she’s using her daughter's story to convince people to sign.

"Our daughter's description of what happened to her was thrown away and not even recognized,” said Rohr.

The group has 45 days to collect signatures. Those signatures will be sealed.


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