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County DA recuses from Oklahoma investigation into sheriff


CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A county district attorney near Tulsa is recusing himself from investigating assault allegations against the local sheriff.

A statement from Rogers County District Attorney Matt Ballard's office says it's recusing itself from evaluating whether a report filed by a medical marijuana advocate against Sheriff Scott Walton would lead to charges. The statement says the recusal is because part of a district attorney's duty is to serve as legal counsel for elected officials within their district.

Oklahomans for Health co-founder Charles Paul filed a lawsuit last month all...

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