State: lethal injection investigation will take weeks, not month

State: lethal injection investigation will take weeks, not months

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The Department of Public Safety announced Friday that significant progress is being made in the investigation into the administration of lethal injection drugs and expect it to be wrapped up in weeks instead of months.

DPS Commission Michael C. Thompson made the announcement Friday. DPS says it has received several open records requests and is working to determine what information can be released to the public without disrupting the investigation.

The investigation was launched after Clayton Lockett was executed in late April. Lockett was given the injection drugs but died of a heart attack after the vein failed. On the same day as Lockett's death, Governor Mary Fallin ordered a full review of execution procedures.

On Friday, Thompson said the investigation is moving faster than expected.

“In the past four weeks since we have had this assignment, our team has made tremendous progress,” said Thompson. “We are reasonably confident that we can finish the investigation in a matter of weeks instead of months. We are close to concluding interviews of all key individuals and compiling our findings while we await the results of the autopsy. “We are striving to ensure that when we turn our findings over to the Governor, she will have a complete, accurate, and unbiased summary of our investigation in addition to our recommendations. The findings of the report will be made public when it is turned over to the Governor.”

In May, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt agreed to a six month stay of execution as the investigation continued
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