From Claremore Daily Progress: Rogers County Clerk Robin Anderson is accusing a Claremore Daily Progress reporter of harassing her and her staff in a confrontation over public records.
Anderson called the sheriff’s office on Aug. 14 to complain that reporter Salesha Wilken created a disturbance in her office that afternoon.
Wilken had asked to see public meeting minutes and agendas not posted in county record books. Anderson and her staff refused Wilken’s request, prompting the reporter to question the apparent violation of the state’s Open Records law.
The report by Deputy Daniel Welch notes that Wilken provided an audio recording of the exchange the following day. The recording shows the reporter made no threats and no request to enter the inner-office.
Anderson claims Wilken illegally recorded the conversation. State law allows for such recordings as long as one party to the conversation is aware of it.