Attorney Generals office files appeal with Oklahoma Supreme Court

Tuesday, August 6th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- The state attorney generals office is asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that limits the use of multicounty grand juries.

The appeal deals with a recent Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals ruling that says multicounty grand juries can't be used in crimes happening in a single county.

The Attorney Generals office is responding to a ruling stemming from the case against Enid police officer Kevin Bezdicek. Bezdicek was charged with using a police scanner to intercept a telephone conversation. His lawyer argued Enid police shouldn't have been able to use a multicounty grand jury's subpoena to get telephone records.

The appeal says multicounty grand juries are vital in uncovering fraud, embezzlement and identity theft.