The meeting room is like so many others in Oklahoma, with a standard conference table, overhead projector and wall map. Attendees exchange small talk and grab coffee from the back of the room.

There’s a call to order, roll call and introductions. And then the District Attorneys Council, a state agency, gets down to the day’s business, with discussion, votes and adjournment.

Five minutes later, the same people file back into the room. Only this time they are meeting as the Oklahoma District Attorneys Association, a private organization, and it’s behind a locked door. No press or visitors, unless they’ve been invited.

 

 

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