Evidence in a sex scandal involving former Oklahoma County District Judge Timothy Henderson shows a history of complaints. Henderson is accused of making repeated unwanted sexual advances toward two prosecutors & a defense attorney. Some of those sexual advances may have further compromised Henderson's integrity in guiding his own trial docket.
When prosecuting attorneys have powerful 'dirt' on a judge, any number of tyrannies can occur, and injustices are very likely. Such is the scenario when Judge Henderson sentenced a police officer to 263 years in prison on discredited evidence that prosecutors insisted that he admit as 'credible'.
Perhaps the real sexual predators were projecting upon a cop? Perhaps the cop became a sacrificial casualty to seal a more sinister deal at the courthouse?
In late March, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was asked to conduct a criminal investigation at the request of both Governor Kevin Stitt & District Attorney David Prater.
Legends are filled with stories of the OKC Police crime lab producing fake results, or hiding mitigating evidence. The freelance dealings of D.A. Prater's office is legendary. He's been repeatedly accused of negotiating his own extra-judicial system of political takedowns and deals to protect criminals if they'll give him dirt on Prater's political targets. Several judges have revealed clear bias and arbitrary treatment in handling redress of grievance efforts. Just recently we saw investigative journalist Al Gerhart being repeatedly refused authorization to circulate a petition for empaneling a grand jury to investigate David Prater's behavior and failure to seek indictments on certain protected classes.
We know the rumors about Henderson were broadly known. If Prater was aware, and did not act, then perhaps we should ask if a compromised judge was being used & manipulated by the prosecutors?
Perhaps it's only when the governor's office was set to call for a corruption investigation, that Prater demonstrated 'outrage'?