posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 09:13 AM
reply to post by KSPigpen
That's a good point. During the course of the OHP's own investigation the tape could be "lost" and then it would just be guy's word against the
cops. Also, they could always just release part of the tape and claim its the whole thing.
Though the lawmaker that is weighing in on this is a former OHP himself and he has this to say (from article in my OP).
Christian said leadership within the Department of Public Safety and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol allowed this to happen again.
"I think the current administration, the commissioner and the chief of the Highway Patrol probably made some mistakes with what they'd done
initially in the first investigation of Trooper Martin," said the former OHP trooper and current state representative. "Had they done things
properly, we may not have been dealing with a second Daniel Martin incident."
Representative Christian sits on the public safety committee in the House and is now in the process of launching an interim study into DPS and OHP.
"Obviously, this is going to be something we're going to look into," Rep. Christian said.
That kind of pressure from a lawmaker that used to be an OHP is going to be hard for them ignore.