House Speaker Considering Legislative Investigation of Corrections Department's Executions

By Missourinet

Published 01/03 2014 04:26PM

Updated 01/03 2014 04:28PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A report by St. Louis Public Radio says the Department of Corrections obtained the drug used in the execution of Joseph Paul Franklin in November from a compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma that is not licensed in Missouri. At least one state lawmaker, Representative Paul Wieland (R-Imperial), believes that could violate state law and merits an investigation by a House legislative committee.
House Speaker TIm Jones (R-Eureka)

House Speaker TIm Jones (R-Eureka)

House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka) tells Missourinet he’s considering calling for such an investigation.

“I think it’s unfortunate that (Governor Jay Nixon’s) administration seems to be so unaccountable to the people and seems to find all sorts of ways to not follow state law but, it’s a responsibility that I take very seriously and it may be necessary to have a committee look into the Department of Corrections Next.”

The House in the last two years has had committees investigate issues including the Department or Revenue’s role in the failed project to build a Mamtek sucralose plant at Moberly and the Revenue Department’s handling of personal information from applicants for driver’s licenses and concealed carry permits.

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