A Dodge City Globe reporter was found in contempt and fined $1,000 a day after she failed to show up at an inquisition to answer questions about a story she wrote.
Claire O'Brien on Wednesday was ordered to appear at a
rescheduled inquisition on Friday. At that hearing, she would have
the opportunity to hire an independent lawyer to represent her.
Prosecutors are seeking O'Brien's notes from her interview with
a suspect in a Labor Day shooting that left one man dead and
Globe Managing Editor Gene Lehmann says the paper was "taken
aback" when O'Brien didn't show up for Wednesday's hearing. He
says newspaper leaders will meet with O'Brien Wednesday to discuss
how to proceed.