OK Judge to review redacted records from Governor, Department of Public Safety

An Oklahoma County judge has agreed to conduct a closed-door review of material that was redacted from records made public by the governor and Department of Public Safety in response to a lawsuit filed by the Tulsa World and a former editor.

The review will determine whether the governor’s office and DPS complied with the Open Records Act when it redacted some material before making the documents public.

The state Open Records Act requires that any reasonably segregable portion of a record containing material exempt from disclosure be provided to the public upon request after the deletion of the exempt portions.