New Law Allows OSBI To Release More Information To Families

Friday, April 29th 2011, 9:18 pm
By: News 9

Jennifer Loren, Oklahoma Impact Team

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Impact Team continues to track changes at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Our impact team began looking into the OSBI after several families came forward, frustrated their cases hadn't been solved.

In an exclusive interview earlier this year, the Director of the OSBI, Stan Florence, told the Impact Team the agency was prohibited by law from sharing case information with families. Florence said that had become a problem he wanted to change and he did.

2/20/2011 Related Story: New OSBI Director Says Changes Are Coming

On Friday, Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 1800, which allows the OSBI Director to release certain case information to families looking for answers.

Florence said he will use extreme caution in deciding what information he will share.