Prosecutor Miconduct No. 1656452888 - 1962899525

Stephen Craig Ladd

Date of Offense

July 1, 2021

Reporting Authority

This complaint has been forwarded to the Oklahoma Bar Association


District Attorney Craig Ladd and his Investigator Marc Sanders participated in an undisclosed plea agreement in an effort to avoid prosecuting a Carter County Sheriff's deputy for his part in the death of Jared Lakey.

Definition of Offense(s)

Prosecutorial misconduct refers to actions by a prosecutor that are unethical, illegal, or violate the rights of a defendant.

Evidence that is favorable to the defendant (exculpatory) and could impact the outcome of the defendant’s case (material) is often called “Brady material” because of the seminal 1963 U.S. Supreme Court case, Brady v. Maryland.