OHP faces lawsuit over alleged “botched” investigation into former Gov aide

OHP faces lawsuit over alleged “botched” investigation into former Gov aide

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO)- A pair of lawsuits filed against the State of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say law enforcement botched an investigation into a former aide to Governor Mary Fallin.

Travis Brauer, 29, is accused of taking an up-skirt photo of an activist protesting at a budget meeting last May. According to a source familiar with that meeting, Brauer was quote, "out of control drunk." He resigned from his position in July.

The suits alleges that OHP was "unmotivated" to investigate because of his ties to Governor Fallin.

"I felt like a third-class citizen going through this entire process. I felt like that my body, my privacy and my very dignity as a human being had been violated," said Sara Bana.

Brauer was later charged with a felony offense of offering false evidence and a misdemeanor offense of destroying evidence. He told investigators he had dropped the phone in a lake. Recovered search records from his laptop showed that he had searched for ways to erase images from electronic devices.

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