Moore mothers sue Gov. Fallin for Open Records violations
The mothers of the Moore students killed in last May's tornado have filed a lawsuit against Governor Mary Fallin for failing to obey Open Records laws.
The group Take Shelter Oklahoma, lead by families of the Moore victims, filed their lawsuit on Monday. According to a press release from the group, an Open Records request was filed in November but the governor's office has not yet released any documents.
Alex Weintz, the governor's director of communication, told FOX 25 last week there's not an intentional delay and they have dozens of requests ahead of Slane's.
"Mr. Slane will get his documents as soon as we process his request," Weintz said.
Weintz explains that staff members have to sort through records in addition to their normal duties and, with thousands of records to review, the process just takes time.
Danni Legg lost her son in the May tornadoes inside Plaza Towers Elementary and says she's tired of waiting for answers.
Take Shelter Oklahoma filed a petition to place $500 million measure on the ballot to build storm shelters. The group fell 160,000 signatures short and are taking their fight to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.