Former Medical Examiner Dr. Trant to Sue After Being Fired
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dr. Collie Trant's battle for his job as the Chief Medical Examiner is far from over. Dr. Trant's attorney Scott Adams said he's filing a whistle-blower lawsuit against the State of Oklahoma Tuesday.
Adams said Trant disclosed improprieties in the Medical Examiner's Office to the board, and that's why members voted to fire him.
"Dr. Trant didn't do anything wrong and was retaliated against for blowing the whistle on all the bad deeds that he found out there at the Medical Examiner's Office," Adams said.
The Board of Medicolegal Investigations gave no explanation for Trant's termination Friday.
Right now, Dr. Eric Duvall will be the acting Chief Medical Examiner, but he is slated to leave the M.E.'s Office in March.