Gary Ackley Oklahoma Bar #123
Along with Fern L. Smith and Connie Smothermon, under the supervision of Wes Lane, worked on the case resulting in the May 2003 re-trial of Richard Glossip and were responsible for multiple violations resulting in the Oklahoma Attorney General's 2023 Motion to vacate the wrongful conviction.
Assistant District Attorney Gary Ackley:
- failed to disclose impeachment evidence obtained from an interview with state's witness, Bill Sunday, related to the state's motive theory. The evidence was later discovered in "Box 8"
- failed to disclose impeachment evidence obtained from an interview with state's witness, Kayla Pursey, related to the "Sinclair Tapes". The evidence was later discovered in "Box 8"
Although Gary Ackley was cooperative and well intentioned in assisting with the investigations into the Glossip case, he mistakenly believed "Discovery was already done by the time [he] came onto the case". This is an inaccurate understanding of his constitutional obligations as a prosecutor, it is imperative to disclose Brady or Giglio evidence upon it's discovery, regardless of what "stage" the case is in.
More State Officials connected to the Glossip case, See Also: John O'Connor, Scott Pruitt, Joshua L. Lockett, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Crabb, Hon. Robert Hudson, Robert H. Macy, Wes Lane, Fern L. Smith, Connie Smothermon, David Prater, Patricia "Pattye" High